Women will be given administrative positions with respect to Sharia law, Zabihullah Mujahid

Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate Zabihullah Mujahid has said that government offices have become functional and women will be given administrative positions with respect to Sharia law.

 

Talking to a representative of a private Pakistani news channel in Kabul, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s deputy information minister, gave important details about Afghanistan’s new government. He said that all the government offices in the country have become functional and the concerned officers have started leaving. Besides, all the ministers have also started sitting in their offices.

 

Replying to a question, Zabihullah Mujahid said that this is an interim government and it is just the beginning while Afghanistan is facing a difficult situation so we will do our best to be recognized by the world. We will give women government positions with respect to Sharia law and women can be part of the government but this will be the second step.

 

“The State Department has become active and we will maintain relations with the world while other countries, including the United States, are working to recognize us and if any country is concerned about us, we will resolve it politically,” he said.

 

“We have good relations with Pakistan and we are grateful to Pakistan for sending us aid,” he added.

 

It may be recalled that the Taliban had announced an interim government two days ago in which Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund was appointed as the Prime Minister of Afghanistan while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi were appointed as the Deputy Prime Ministers.

 

It is now reported that the new Afghan cabinet will be sworn in on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in the United States. Russian officials will also attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Afghan cabinet.

 

The United States and the European Union have expressed concern over the Taliban’s interim government, while Pakistan has expressed good wishes for a new Afghan government.

 

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the Taliban government includes people who are wanted by US institutions, the Taliban will have to gain legal status from the world for some names of the new government.

 

On the other hand, the Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman expressed hope that the new political arrangement in Afghanistan would ensure peace, stability and security.

 

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal said that Saudi Arabia is committed to helping the Afghan people, and that Saudi Arabia will support whatever path the Afghan people choose without external interference.

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