KABUL: In an article published on the Taliban’s website, Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s deputy leader, said that an inclusive Islamic government was the solution for the ongoing Afghan conflict.
He said that the group wants to establish a “real Islamic system” to “protect Afghanistan from invasion and the interference of foreigners and also to assure the world of peace in Afghanistan.”
“A real Islamic system is the best tool for solving all the problems faced by Afghans. And it is the only demand for which all layers of Afghan society are united and do not oppose.”
Without providing details, the article has stated that the Taliban are committed to the rights of all Afghans (men and women) under Islamic teachings and Afghan traditions.
Mohammad Amiri, a presidential spokesperson, in response to Baradar’s letter said, “They are not sincere in their remarks. They only want to deceive the people of Afghanistan.”
Similarly, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, in an interview with TOLOnews this Sunday, criticized the group for having no clear definition of an Islamic system and their stance on a democratic election.
“So far, unfortunately, The Taliban has failed to have a clear definition and interpretation about a future government in which the details of the system, the leader, and the role of the people are specified,” Hekmatyar said.
The Doha Peace Talks which started around 10 months ago yet to make any advances. Taliban are constantly criticized for not clarifying their stance by using vague terminologies and statements. As the US troop withdrawal is about to complete, Afghanistan faces an uncertain future.