Taliban working on future govt in Doha, says this moment is test for us

Kabul: The Taliban said discussions are underway in Doha about a future government, including its structure and name, and they are expected to report on the process in the very near future, the Tolonews reported. 

A high-ranking official of the Taliban said that their leadership is busy in discussions in Doha and is in contact with the international community and political parties within Afghanistan, reports said.

“The Taliban’s political deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said that the current moment is a test for the Taliban.”

“At this time we face a test because now we are responsible for the security of the people,” Baradar reportedly said.

“There should be a government in which all people have a share and there should be stability,” Ahmad Farid, a Kabul resident was quoted saying.

“Countrywide security should be ensured as the people are tired of the war,” said Fazl Rabi, a Kabul resident.

Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is part of a self-proclaimed council to move the talks forward, said that Ashraf Ghani’s failures led to the current situation in the country, added reports.

“The corrupt government did not show any preparation to quit violence and to end Afghanistan’s crisis peacefully,” Hekmatyar said in a pre-recorded message on Sunday evening, according to reports.

Sayed Ishaq Gailani, an Afghan politician who is head of the National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, said that Afghanistan should have a system in which the achievements of the last two decades are preserved.

“Ashraf Ghani committed treason and he left the country. Now they should be quick in forming their government; otherwise, people will remain concerned,” said Gailani. (Tolonews)

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