In an interview with Al Jazeera, Taliban leaders emphasized that security is necessary to overcome the challenges facing the country.
The head of the Taliban’s political office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, told Al Jazeera that the organization is forming an inclusive government after it took over the country in a flash last month.
“I assure the people that we work hard to improve their living conditions and the government will be responsible to everyone and provide security because this is necessary for economic development, not only in Afghanistan, but in the entire world,” he said in the statement . The capital is Kabul.
Baradar added that security is necessary to initiate major economic projects in the country.
“If we can provide security, we will overcome other problems and start from here on the wheels of progress and progress,” he said, adding that we will spare no effort to achieve these goals.
On August 15th, following the withdrawal of US-led foreign troops from Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan. After the Taliban advanced rapidly in Afghanistan, they swept Kabul with almost no opposition.
On Friday, sources inside the Taliban told Reuters that Baradar will lead the new Afghan government. Mullah Mohamed Yakubu and Sher Mohamed Abbas Stenikzai, the sons of the late Taliban founder Mullah Omar Will hold senior positions.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan for the last time from 1996 to 2001, Baradar served as Deputy Minister of Defense. According to the UN sanctions notice, after the fall of the Taliban government, Baradar served as a senior military commander responsible for attacking coalition forces.
He was arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan in 2010. After his release in 2018, he led the Taliban’s political office in Doha and became one of the most important figures in the organization’s talks and signings with the United States. protocol Last year in the capital of Qatar.
Last Wednesday, Stanikzai told the BBC’s Pushtun radio station that women will be able to continue to work, but “may not have a place” in future government or other senior positions.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid also told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica this week that women will be able to serve as nurses, police officers or assistants to ministries, but exclude There will be female ministers.
The international community urges the Taliban to respect women’s rights when they take over the country, because many women worry that the atrocities of the organization’s last time they took power will happen again 20 years ago.
Saturday, one Women’s parade In Kabul, the Taliban used tear gas and pepper spray to demand that they be included in the government and fight for their right to work.
Razia Barakzai, a 26-year-old protester, told Al Jazeera: “We have always been calm, but they just want to stop us at all costs.”