A number of Pakistani journalists and social media users have claimed Amrullah Saleh and Sami Sadat visited Islamabad recently. They also speculated that Pakistani government could possibly play the role of a mediator between the Resistance and Taliban.
However, General Sadat has denied these claims. In response to the news, Sami Sadat described Pakistan as ‘the meet and greet place for terrorists’. Mr. Sadat also confirmed that he and Amrullah Saleh have not met with any Pakistani officials.
Claims by Pak Journalists
A number of Pakistani journalists and social media users have been reporting the meeting of two former Afghan government officials with Pakistani officials since May 11, 2022. According to the Pak journalists, Amrullah Saleh, who served as the first vice president, and Sami Sadat, who commanded the 215th Maiwand Corps in the former Afghan government, visited Islamabad. The report also asks whether Pakistan can facilitate talks between these two former Afghan government officials and the Taliban. The Director of Khybernews247 claimed that the Pakistani ambassador to Kabul, Mansour Ahmad Khan did not deny or confirm this in an exclusive interview with Khybernews247.
Khybernews 247 Director tweet:
The news has also been republished by a number of Pakistani Twitter users.
General Sami Sadat Refutes The Allegations
Gen Sami Sadat, the former commander of the 215th Maiwand Corps, refuted these claims in a tweet. In response to the tweet from Khybernews247 director, he wrote that ‘Pakistan is the meet and greet place for terrorists’. Mr. Sadat denied that he and Amrullah Saleh had visited Islamabad, saying they have not met with any Pakistani officials. Sadat`s Tweet also stated that “Today we are still enemies, tomorrow will depend on you!”.
However, Amrullah Saleh has not denied publicly, Gen. Sami Sadat has categorically refuted the news. At the same time, Pakistani journalists have provided no proof supporting their claim. The only basis on which Pak journalists are making these claims is that Pak envoy has neither confirmed nor denied the news about these visits. This cannot be considered a conclusive evidence. As of now, we can assume that these claims made by Pakistani media and social media users are unsubstantiated.
Title:Gen. Sami Sadat Denies Meeting Pak Officials in Islamabad with Amrullah Saleh…By: Fact Crescendo Team