Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen has said that peace will be established in the country as soon as President Ashraf Ghani leaves power.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen (AFP-File Photo)
Since the withdrawal of foreign forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban has been continuously strengthening its hold on the country. This time the Taliban has even advised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to leave power. The Taliban said it did not want a monopoly on power. But there can be no peace in Afghanistan until President Ashraf Ghani is removed from power and a new government is formed through talks in the country.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said this in an interview with The Associated Press. Shaheen is also a member of the negotiation team. He said the Taliban would lay down arms when Ghani’s government is gone and take over a government that is acceptable to all parties involved in the conflict. Shaheen said, “I want to make it clear that we do not believe in a monopoly on power because no government that in the past intended to monopolize power in Afghanistan has proved to be a successful government.”
War continues between Taliban fighters and security forces
The spokesman also directly included the Taliban’s own five-year tenure in this assessment. Also said, so we do not want to repeat the same formula. Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman called Ghani a provocateur of war and alleged that he had promised action against the Taliban in a speech he made on Tuesday on the occasion of Bakrid. Significantly, the war between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces is going on in different parts of the country.
Agreed on new government, there will be no war again: Taliban
Last week, Abdullah Abdullah, who held the number two position in the government, held high-level talks with Taliban leaders in Doha. In this dialogue, the emphasis was on continuing the dialogue and protecting the security of the citizens and the country’s infrastructure. Shaheen described this conversation as a good start. At the same time, he said that the government’s continued demand for a ceasefire, that too while Ghani was in power, was equivalent to demanding the Taliban to surrender. They don’t want reconciliation, they want surrender, he said. He said that before the ceasefire, a new government should be agreed which is acceptable to us and other Afghans and then there will be no war.
Women will get rights in the new government
Suhail Shaheen said that under this new government women will be allowed to work, go to school and participate in politics. But they have to wear hijab or head scarf. He said women would not need a male relative to leave their homes, and Taliban commanders have ordered universities, schools and markets in the newly occupied districts to operate as before, with the participation of women and girls. is included.
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