Kabul: In order to alleviate the international community’s concerns about an inclusive Afghan system, the main Taliban leader Khalil-Ur-Rahman Haqqani stated on Monday that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will become the representative government of all political groups and local communities.
In an exclusive panel interview with PTV, APP and PBC, Khalil Haqqani said: “We will show the world the actual form of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. First, we will enforce the Sharia law on ourselves, and then Executing the people against anyone in Afghanistan does not use high-handed methods.”
However, the senior Taliban leaders did not specify any appropriate structure of the government, but stated that they are negotiating to form an inclusive government with a number of leaders and representatives from different communities in Afghanistan, who have pledged allegiance to the Taliban and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
After the Taliban took over Kabul, the world feared that Afghans would resort to competing for power in the new political system, but Haqqani assured the world that it should not worry too much about this.
He said that when they came to Kabul, they met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and former Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah. Both were very scared and wanted to leave the country. “But we assure them that there will be no retaliatory lawsuits against them.”
Haqqani said they also met with Gulbbudin Hekmatyar, chief of Hizb-i-Islami, and exchanged views on the formation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
He said that during the series of meetings, they also met with Gul Aga Sherzai and Mullana Sher Mohamed in Helmand Province, Afghan politician and former ambassador, Hazrat Omar Zahvar, they arranged high-level loya jirga meetings representing all walks of life.
Haqqani gave amnesty to former President Ashraf Ghani, his advisers and the head of the armed forces. He said that they forgave everyone for their purpose and now everyone should perform their duties and contribute their own roles.
He appealed to the people not to flee the country, and those who have left should return to contribute to the development of the country.
He said that Hashmat Ghani, the brother of former President Ashraf Ghani, also hinted at supporting the Islamic Emirate government in Afghanistan.
The Taliban leader said war was imposed on the Afghans from abroad and those who created divisions amongst Afghan brothers, ” no longer exist now in Afghanistan.”
Haqqani said they also met with leadership of Panjsher and were in contact with all leaders of Afghanistan and from now onwards there would be no bloodshed in Afghanistan.
“We demand from the Afghans and international community not to spread fear among the people. “Spreading fear and chaos was not Islamic Emirates narrative.”
Regarding the issue of foreign intervention in Afghanistan, he said that the history of Afghans has witnessed that they have never bowed their heads to anyone.
He said that the success of the Taliban was attributed to their unity and discipline, and they also defeated the enemy politically and on the battlefield.