New Delhi: The Taliban on Tuesday announced a 33-member team for an interim government, which will be headed by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, one of the founding members of the movement, which was part of the group’s last 1996 He was also the Foreign Minister and the then Deputy Prime Minister in the 2001 regime. The group’s co-founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will be his deputy.
It is worth noting that Mullah Hassan Akhund, a global terrorist, has been appointed as the Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate. Not only this, America’s most wanted terrorist has been made the Home Minister in the Taliban government. The appointment of global terrorists to the number one and two positions in the Taliban government has created panic in the world. In such a situation, the question is arising that how can any country recognize the Taliban government while holding the key positions of these two banned terrorists.
Akhund, who is now the caretaker prime minister, has been the head of the Taliban’s Rehbari Shura, or leadership council, for nearly two decades. Baradar, or brother, a fighting name given to him by the late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, who many hoped would lead the Taliban government this time, had been deputy defense minister in the group’s last term in power. and had served jail time in Pakistan.
Announcing the interim appointments at a news conference, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced that the country would now be called the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”. All 33 members were picked up from the group; Not a single non-Talib has been included. A Taliban spokesman vowed, “Afghanistan has gained independence and only the will of the Afghans will apply in the country.” After today, no one will be able to interfere in Afghanistan.”
Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US, appointed acting interior minister, while Mullah Mohammad Yacoub, son of slain Taliban founder Mullah Omar, has been named defense minister. . Jacob had attempted to take his father’s place and had to calm down when he did not succeed.
Hidayatullah Badri will be the Finance Minister. Aamir Khan Muttaki has been made the caretaker foreign minister and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will serve as his deputy. After the recent fall of Kabul, the faceless man Zabiullah Mujahid has been given charge of the Ministry of Information, and Fasihuddin Badakhshani has been named army chief.
The spokesman did not mention any role in the government for the Taliban chief, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, he has not been seen or heard from in public for nearly two years, including the collapse of the Western-backed government and the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban. is included. In June this year, there were reports in the media that he had died of Kovid-19, but the Taliban denied this. Mujahid had said on Monday that Akhunzada would come out soon.
Many of the names announced by the Mujahid were old faces, most of whom were Pashtuns. Despite claims that the government would be inclusive, they did not consider members of other ethnic groups. Women are not part of the caretaker system. Asked why, Ahmadullah Wasiq, a member of the Taliban Cultural Commission, said the cabinet had not been finalized yet.
Observers believe that the Taliban’s announcement of a caretaker government has not paved the way for the international community to recognize them.
“The amount of time spent was not discussing or negotiating inclusion or potential power-sharing with other political parties,” Obaidullah Bahir of the American University of Afghanistan told the media in Kabul. That time was spent figuring out how to divide into one’s own ranks.”
Meanwhile, caretaker PM Hassan Akhund said, “Congratulations to the Afghans on the withdrawal of all foreign forces, the end of the occupation and the complete liberation of the country.” Will work hard to protect the nation’s highest interests, secure Afghanistan’s borders and ensure lasting peace, prosperity and development.
Akhund said that from now on all governance and life in the country will be according to Islamic law. He said the Taliban wants strong and healthy relations with all countries based on mutual respect.
“We are committed to all international laws and treaties, resolutions and commitments that are not contrary to Islamic law and the country’s national values,” the new Afghan ruler stressed. Take serious and effective steps to protect human rights as well as the rights of minorities and disadvantaged groups within the framework of the demands.