Sydney: An Australian lecturer who has been held captive by the Taliban for three years has decided to go back to Afghanistan to help the government.
According to the International News Agency, Australian lecturer Timothy Wax was released after three years of Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of key commanders.
During his imprisonment, Timothy converted to Islam and changed his name to Gabriel Omar. He has been living in Australia since his release from prison but has now decided to support the Taliban government.
In an interview, the Australian lecturer said, “I cannot leave the children of Afghanistan alone. I want to help the government with their education.”
The Australian lecturer also appealed to the Sikh community to return to Afghanistan and claimed that a former Member of Parliament, Narendra Singh Khalsa, had arranged a meeting with Taliban Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani.
It should be noted that the Australian lecturer was abducted from the gates of Kabul University in 2016 while Anas Haqqani and Khalil Haqqani were released in 2019 in exchange for their release.