Taliban backers are no longer willing to provide the group with funding citing the high casualty toll, especially of children, as the main reason, a senior member of the insurgent group Mullah Rahmatullah Kakazada told The Guardian.
Kakazada stated that internal disputes within the group regarding the resumption of peace talks with the Afghan government have also discouraged the group’s financial sponsors.
Similar statements have been made in the past by other senior Taliban members, a trend that indicates the group is indeed facing serious financial problems. According to them, wounded fighters are even being turned away from private Pakistan hospitals as they are unable to settle their bills.
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with the following guests
Jawed Kohistani, political analyst
Jaffar Mahdawi, MP