New Afghan government to be announced soon, says Stanikzai

By – Kanvi Gupta

In Afghanistan, the new government will be announced very soon, as said by the Taliban. It said that for the last two weeks they are consulting with all the stakeholders and now within a day or within two days they will be announcing their new government of Afghanistan.

Taliban has said earlier that it will be announcing the new government after all of the foreign forces will be departed from the country. Last Monday, late at night, the remaining American troops had also departed handing control to the Taliban of the Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Confirming that the new government will be having representations from all ethnic groups of the country told by the Deputy head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar Mr. Sher Abbas Stanikzai. He also said that those who have served in the cabinets after the US occupation in the country in 2001 will not be included in the new setup. He spoke this after the three-day talks between Taliban leaders in the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar came to an end. The talks were been chaired by the Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhunzada and were attended by his key deputies, Mullah Yaqoob who is the son of slain Taliban founder Mullah Muhammad Omar, and Sirajuddin Haqqani who is the head of the Haqqani network.

The Taliban sources have said that according to them the next government will be including new faces, mostly young and educated people from the Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, and other ethnic groups besides including Pashtuns. He said that women will be having an important role in it. But he did not specify that whether they will be appointed to high positions or not. He did not specify the kind of role.

The Taliban leader has called an international community for recognizing the new Afghan government as it will be formed peacefully for the first time in forty years. He said that all Afghans are united and we are expecting all the other countries of the world to recognize our government.  He said that members of the Taliban are continuously in contact with the envoys of another country.