Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return | Taliban News

Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return | Taliban News

Speaking to Al Jazeera, appearing PM Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund reiterates Taliban promise of amnesty for anybody who labored alongside the US and the gov’t it backed.

Afghanistan’s new appearing prime minister, in an unique interview with Al Jazeera, has known as on former officers who fled when the Taliban seized energy final month to return to the nation, saying the group “will guarantee their security and safety”.

Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund additionally mentioned on Wednesday that the caretaker government would assure the safety of diplomats, embassies and humanitarian reduction establishments, stressing that the group needed to set up constructive and robust relations with nations within the area and past.

Akhund, a detailed affiliate and political adviser to the late Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban and its first supreme chief, mentioned the motion’s leaders confronted “a great responsibility and test” in the direction of the Afghan individuals.

“We have suffered huge losses in money and lives for this historical moment in the history of Afghanistan,” Akhund added. “The stage of bloodshed, killing and contempt for people in Afghanistan has ended, and we have paid dearly for this.”

Akhund additionally reiterated the Taliban’s promise of amnesty for anybody who has labored alongside the United States and the administration it backed following its 2001 invasion.

“No one will be able to prove that he was subjected to revenge. And in such tense circumstances, it is easy to do what you want. But the movement is disciplined and controls its gunmen. And, we have not harmed anyone because of his previous actions,” he mentioned.

“Therefore, I assure the Islamic nation, especially the Afghan people, that we want all the good, the causes for success and welfare, and we seek to establish an Islamic system,” he added, asking “everyone to participate with us in this blessed project”.

His feedback got here a day after the Taliban introduced its interim government, which is fashioned completely of its personal members and shut associates and has excluded girls and different political factions from holding any place.

Of the 33 roles introduced, 14 are former Taliban officers throughout its earlier 1996-2001 rule, 5 are former Guantanamo detainees, and the remaining 12 are officers from the second technology of the motion.

The make-up of the Taliban’s Afghan government has met criticism, with Afghans in Kabul noting the whole lack of girls and poor ethnic illustration as the bulk of appearing ministers and their deputies are Pashtun regardless of Taliban guarantees of an “inclusive” government.

While China and Uzbekistan have expressed their willingness to cooperate with the Taliban, the European Union and the United Nations have expressed their disapproval of the composition of the new Afghan government. The US mentioned it will have to be judged on its actions however famous {that a} transitional government that doesn’t embrace different teams won’t bode nicely for the longer term stability of the nation.

The Taliban took over the capital, Kabul, on August 15 after a lightning-fast offensive that noticed its fighters seize a number of different cities, assembly little or no resistance because the US and NATO withdrew their troops.

On Tuesday, supreme chief Haibatullah Akhunzada, in his first public assertion because the seizure of Kabul, mentioned the Taliban was dedicated to all worldwide legal guidelines, treaties and commitments that weren’t in battle with Islamic legislation.

“I assure all the countrymen that the figures will work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and Sharia law in the country,” Akhunzada mentioned.

He informed Afghans the new management would guarantee “lasting peace, prosperity and development”, including that “people should not try to leave the country”.

“The Islamic Emirate has no problem with anyone,” he mentioned. “All will take part in strengthening the system and Afghanistan and in this way, we will rebuild our war-torn country.”

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