Panjshir leader and Northern Resistance Front face Ahmed Massoud has appointed a lobbyist in America this week. This information has been given in a report of the New York Times. The report said that the contract was filed with the Justice Department on Wednesday evening and the lobby work would be done for the public good without taking money. Ahmed Masood has appointed Robert Stryk as a lobbyist.
Robert Stryco will support the anti-Taliban force. Significantly, the Northern Resistance Front stands firm on its decision not to surrender and announce a parallel government. The international community is silent on what is happening in the Panjshir valley and countries around the world are far from recognizing the NRF. In such a situation, lobbyist Robert Stryco will do his work in this direction. At the same time, the New York Times report also informed that the Taliban is also trying to find its representation through lobbyists, in order to get international funding and legitimacy.
There is also talk of forming a government in exile.
The report said that the Afghanistan-US Democratic Peace and Prosperity Council, an active and funded Afghan group in Washington, is discussing the possibility of forming a government in exile. In such a situation, the question is arising that after the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, what will this council do now? Reports have said that it will now serve to promote protests against the Taliban. Robert Stryco has represented in similar cases before. He has represented former Congolese President Joseph Kabila and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
What will be the job of the lobbyist?
Panjshir’s spokesman Ali Nazari admitted that a new contract was signed recently. Till now the struggle is going on in the valley. In such a situation, the purpose of lobbying is to ask for material assistance including weapons. Also, the NRF will lobby the US to not recognize the Taliban. Struggle with Taliban fighters is still going on in Panjshir Valley. Reports say that Ahmed Masood and former Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh are still in Panjshir. The Taliban captured Kabul on 15 August last month and announced an interim government in the first week of September.
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