Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Only Sharia law to implement in Afghanistan

Only Sharia law to implement in Afghanistan

Afghanistan will be governed by a council now that the Taliban have taken over. At the same time, the Islamist group's supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada would likely remain in the final charge, a senior member of the group says.

In the interview, Waheedullah Hashimi, who has a permit to the group's decision-making, many issues concerning how the Taliban will run Afghanistan have yet to be concluding. But Afghanistan will not be a democratic nation,

He added.

"We will not talk about which type of political system should we apply in our nation since it's clear that Sharia law will apply."

He said,

"There would not be any democray system in nation a because it does not have any base in our country."

Mr. Hashimi said he joined a meeting of the Taliban leadership that would discuss governance issues later this week.

The power structure that Mr. Hashimi outlined would bear similarities to how Afghanistan was running the last time the Taliban came into power from the year 1996 to 2001 for five years.

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Supreme leader Mullah Omar prevailed in the shadows and left the day-to-day running of the country to a council.

Mr. Akhundzada would likely play a role above the head of the council, who would be akin to the President, Mr. Hashimi said.

Mr. Hashimi said,

"Maybe his [Mr. Akhundzada's] deputy will play the role of President,"

Taliban's supreme leader has three deputies:

  • Mawlavi Yaqoob, son of Mullah Omar,
  • Sirajuddin Haqqani, leader of the robust militant Haqqani network,
  • Abdul Ghani Baradar, heads the political office in Doha and is one of the group's founding members.

New national force

The Taliban also reach out to former pilots and soldiers from the Afghan armed forces to join its ranks, Mr. Hashimi said.

Soldiers and pilots were recruiting who fought for the Afghan government, said Mr. Hashimi. The Taliban was planning to set up a new national force that would include its members and the soldiers willing to join the workforce.

"Most of them have got trained in Germany and Turkey and UK.

"Of course, we will have some changes in our workforce, to have some reforms in army, but still also we need them and will call them to join us."

How successful that recruitment remains to be seeing. Thousands of soldiers have been killing by Taliban insurgents over the last 20 years.

Karzai meets the Taliban commander.

Former President Hamid Karzai met a Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani network militant group, Anas Haqqani, for talks on transition, a Taliban official said on Wednesday.

In the meeting, Mr. Karzai was accompanied by the previous government's main peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, said the Taliban official. He gave no more details.

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