Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Leading Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is expected to arrive in Afghanistan today, returning home after 20 years.
Sources say that he is also likely to be given important responsibilities on his arrival in Afghanistan.
Sources said that the leadership of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar has left Doha for Kandahar as a matter of urgency.
The Taliban leadership has also left with the Taliban’s deputy emir Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Meanwhile, preparations are underway in Kandahar to receive Qatari Taliban leaders while a high alert has been issued in the city.
Sources said that due to the power vacuum in Kabul, Mullah Baradar is likely to be given important responsibilities immediately, while the government affairs of Afghanistan are likely to be run from Kandahar as soon as the previous government.
Key Taliban leaders have been instructed to reach Kandahar from Kabul and other provinces.
According to sources, the delegation from Qatar had decided to land at Kabul Airport first, however, due to the presence of US troops at Kabul Airport, the delegation was asked to land at Kandahar.