News - Afghanistan
A member of Afghan House of Representatives on Saturday claimed that Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader, is in Afghanistan and her guest.
Homa Sultani, an Afghan MP representing Ghazni province, criticised the government over being reckless about her remarks saying the Afghan government hasn't paid any attention to what she said of receiving the Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in her house.
Some lawmakers suggested that a delegation should be formed to visit the leader of the Taliban at Homa Sultani's home.
"At the moment Mullah Omar is in Afghanistan away from ISI and Pakistan. He is our guest and with us. His message is that he is ready for reconciliation and peace talks," Mrs Homa Sultani claimed.
Insisting on accuracy of her remarks, Mrs Sultani said if she is proved wrong she is ready to be punished.
"If my words are proved wrong, then I am ready to be punished for making a big lie on a big issue," she said.
Finally some of the legislators suggested formation of a delegation to verify Mrs Sultani's claim.
Shir Wali Wardak, an Afghan MP representing Wardak, said: "If the leader of the Taliban has come over to someone's house for a party, we should set up a delegation and as soon as possible we begin our negotiation with him."
The remarks came as Afghan security forces have consistently emphasised that the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is living in a safe haven somewhere outside Afghan borders.