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Since coming to power last month, the Taliban formed the first caretaker government in Afghanistan, including several members who have been sanctioned by the United Nations for terrorism, and an interior minister on the FBI’s most wanted list.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that Muhammad Hassan Ahund, a close adviser to the late Taliban founder Mohamed Omar, will serve as acting prime minister.Chief political officer Abdul Ghani BaradarThe person leading the group’s negotiations with the United States has been appointed as a deputy.
Muhammad Yakubu, the son of Taliban founder Omar, was appointed acting defense minister. Sirajuddin Haqqani, senior leader of the Haqqani Network wanted He was offered a reward of 5 million U.S. dollars by the FBI for the “cross-border attack on the United States,” and he will serve as the Secretary of the Interior.
The Taliban revealed this lineup in response to the growing humanitarian and economic crisis after the fall of Kabul. These appointments highlight the important role of the Haqqani network in the activities of the Haqqani network, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization.
After weeks of uncertainty and the massive withdrawal of Afghans working with the United States and its international allies, the new regime is facing increasing pressure to provide government services.
Analysts say that the new Taliban government is dominated by its core leadership, and there are few representatives of different ethnic groups or women in Afghanistan.
“For a country as diverse as Afghanistan, this is definitely not an inclusive government. It excludes women and many other ethnic communities,” said Ariawal Adili, country director of the Afghanistan Analyst Network. “This makes the international community’s contact with the Taliban more complicated because some of them are on the sanctions list, including the Minister of the Interior.”
The Taliban wait for the announcement of the government until the announcement victory Panjshir is the last opposition stronghold in Afghanistan, led by Ahmed Masood, the son of the legendary anti-Taliban fighter. Masood denied that the Taliban controlled the area and vowed to continue fighting.
Despite extensive talks with Taliban leaders, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and senior politician Abdullah Abdullah did not occupy a place in the new government.
The formation of the new government took place without ceremonies. Earlier, the Taliban broke up demonstrations against Pakistan’s support for the regime in Kabul and detained journalists who filmed the demonstrations before being released.
The Taliban hinted at a recent press conference that this is a caretaker government and will strive to include political opponents in the future.
The United States and regional powers have made inclusive government one of the prerequisites for recognizing the Taliban government, but analysts say that Islamists are unlikely to meet this standard.
Obaidullah Baheer, a lecturer at the American University of Kabul, said: “In our region, every time someone says a guard or a temporary setting, it doesn’t necessarily mean a temporary setting.” “They won’t let top leaders take the post. Temporary position.”
He added: “The Taliban will use this as an excuse to explain why the government is not inclusive. I don’t think the international community will buy it.”
Bashir said that the Taliban’s “indifference to international recognition is shocking.”
Additional report by Fazelminallah Qazizai in Kabul