Ex-Prez Karzai calls on the Taliban to dispel the climate of fear; “Providing the right services” to Afghans
Weeks after the Taliban announced the formation of the government in Afghanistan, former President Hamid Karzai in an interview with Sunday Times asserted that the terrorist group should eliminate the prevailing climate of fear and instead try to provide a physically and mentally safe environment for the people. For the same, Karzai suggested that the Taliban form a broad-based government comprising both men and women of the country.
“Afghanistan needs a government that provides the right services”
Hamid Karzai, who after the fall of Kabul was in continuous talks with the Taliban, said he had insisted on “the values of Afghanistan and the values of the Afghans” from day one. The former president said: “I had insisted on the right of Afghans, including the right of women to get an education and to work. He said he generally discussed the status of women in society.
Expressing disappointment with the Taliban for breaking their word, Hamid Karzai said the war-torn country does not need the interim government, but a government that “provides the right services, has good relations with the world and allow people to live happily. without fear or oppression ”.
The Taliban’s “inclusive government”
After promising to form an inclusive government, the Taliban announced on September 7 an all-male interim government for Afghanistan, made up of veterans of their hardline 1990s regime and the 20-year battle against the coalition led by United States. At the top of the Prime Minister’s is Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the head of the Taliban’s Rehbari Shura. Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund has two deputies, Mullah Baradar and Mawlavi Hanafi. The post of interior minister is held by Sirajuddin Haqqani, who heads the feared Haqqani network, accused of numerous deadly attacks and kidnappings. He’s the FBI’s most wanted list with a $ 5 million bounty on his head.
Since the formation of the new government, the plight of people living in Afghanistan has only worsened. From Afghan civilians to former members of the government and security forces to journalists, the Taliban have in recent days subjugated all those who in one way or another tried to challenge their regime or s ‘were shown to be a threat to their autocratic governance.