New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Qārī' Yusef Aḥmadī: "Reaction Regarding American Accusations Against the Leader of Helmand Province"

America pronounced that they have put restrictions on the main leader of Helmand province, the respected Mullah Muhammad Na’eem, and also labeled him a ‘drug kingpin’. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan categorically rejects these accusations of the defeated enemy and strongly condemns these restrictions.
No appointed leader of the Islamic Emirate has ever had a hand in the trade and smuggling of narcotics. Since the enemy in facing utter defeat and disappointment, it is utilizing last gasp efforts through which it sometimes blacklists a respected Jihadi personality and a member of Leadership Council (Mawlawi Haqqani) in the east of the country and sometimes it levels such accusations and prohibitions on Mujahideen in the south. Such designations do not concern Mujahideen in the least be they in any part of the country and neither does it have any effect on them however it is extremely humiliating and shameful for America to be stooping so low by reaching out to such ignominious actions.
Such designations cannot affect any of our Mujahideen since none conduct commercial transactions and trade with America therefore these restrictions on the leaders and individuals of Islamic Emirate will only be empty announcements just as such destitute steps did not benefit America before.
Instead of wasting time on such futile efforts, America should focus on the primary source of the problem and immediately withdraw all its demoralized troops from Afghanistan.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi