Mahmood Karzai, a key Afghan businessman and brother of former President Hamid Karzai was detained at the Kabul airport, sources told Khaama Press.
A source close to the Taliban’s prime minister’s office who does not want to be named in this report told Khaama Press that Mahmood Karzai was detained by the Taliban’s intelligence service from the Kabul airport as he was boarding on an Ariana Airlines flight to Dubai.
This has Mahmood Karzai’s recent picture with long beard and traditional Afghan dressing went viral on social media last week. He usually used to be clean-shaved with suit and necktie.
The source who spoke to Khaama Press believes the motive behind the detention of Mahmood Karzai maybe the political remarks of his brother Hamid Karzai.
Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah are the two high level politicians who remained in Afghanistan during the rule of Taliban.
Karzai has continuously pushed the Taliban administration to reopen girl’s school and to form an inclusive government.
Mahmood Karzai is a major shareholder of a modern commercial city of Aino Mina in the Southern Kandahar province. Former President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had accused him for seizing government lands to build the Aino Mina city on during the presidency of his brother, Hamid Karzai.
People might still remember that first it was Karzai that empowered Taliban and opposed military operations on Taliban calling it Pashtun genocide and he clearly said Taliban were his brothers. Then later Ghani helped the Taliban under the Table and instead started killing non-Pashtun figures through his ethnic circle within the National Directorate Services (NDS).
So now, the Taliban are doing the right thing to Karzai’s brother.