Jalalabad: A former Taliban spokesman, Abdul Haq Haqiq, known as Dr. Mohammad Hanif, has rejected the reports that he has accepted a position in a government office but expressed his willingness to do so when the security situation will be improved.
30 years old Dr. Mohammad Hanif was the leading spokesman of the Taliban militia since 2005 but was captured on July 16, 2007, from Nangrahar province. He was later released after a reportedly reconciliation with the government. He is currently living a peaceful life in his hometown Chaprehar, a few kilometers south of Jalalabad.
Recently some newspapers published reports about him of having position in a government office, after which he appeared in a press conference in the Directorate of Culture and Information in Jalalabad yesterday and rejected the reports.
He said that he had made a few religious programmes that were aired on Nangrahar television but it did not mean that he was working in government. He requested the media to act responsibly and said the reports were creating problems for him.
He added he will take any responsibility in government once the security situation improves.