Days after the autumn of Kabul, the Taliban have begun appointing a number of individuals to key authorities places of work, with the latest appointment being of a former Guantanamo detainee as performing defence minister of Afghanistan.
The Taliban seized management of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Within the ensuing days, a number of key authorities officers, together with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, fled the nation.
The Taliban have requested the US to not encourage the Afghans to depart their homeland, saying they’re “not in favour” of such a transfer — as they intention to kind an “inclusive” authorities within the war-torn nation.
The newly appointed officers are:
Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir — performing defence minister
Najibullah — intelligence chief
Gul Agha — finance minister
Sadr Ibrahim — performing inside minister
Sakhaullah — performing head of training
Abdul Baqi — performing head of upper training
Mullah Shirin — Kabul governor
Hamdullah Nomani — Kabul mayor
Haji Mohammad Idris — performing head of Afghanistan’s central financial institution
G7 to carry Taliban ‘accountable’ on human rights, terrorism
In a associated growth, an emergency assembly of the G7 leaders on Tuesday determined to carry the Taliban accountable for his or her actions in Afghanistan vis a vis safety of ladies’s rights and prevention of terrorism.
“We reaffirm that the Taliban will be held accountable for their actions on preventing terrorism, on human rights, in particular, those of women, girls and minorities and on pursuing an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan,” stated a press release issued by Downing Road after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson convened the assembly.
The Taliban should “guarantee” secure passage for these fleeing Afghanistan past the present August 31 evacuation deadline, the G7 agreed.
Johnson stated that he and his colleagues had agreed “a roadmap for the way in which we’re going to engage with the Taliban” sooner or later.
However he added that the “number one condition” was “to guarantee… through August 31 and beyond, a safe passage for those who want to come out.”
The UK chaired the emergency talks among the many group of rich international locations on Tuesday, saying it will urge Biden to increase his August 31 deadline to drag American forces out of Afghanistan.
France additionally known as on Washington to push again the timeline.
Nonetheless, Biden determined after the G7 talks that he would persist with the deadline, US media reported.
Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace stated earlier Tuesday it was “unlikely” evacuations from Afghanistan could be prolonged past August 31.
A spokesman for the Taliban on Monday warned that the group wouldn’t comply with any extension, calling the problem a “red line”, with any delay considered as “extending occupation”.
“If the US or UK were to seek additional time to continue evacuations — the answer is no. Or there would be consequences,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen stated.
Taliban inform working girls to remain at residence till security system put in place
Working girls in Afghanistan should keep at residence till correct methods are in place to make sure their security, a Taliban spokesman informed reporters on Tuesday.
“It’s a very temporary procedure,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated.
In his information convention in Kabul on Tuesday, the Taliban spokesman addressed the US-led evacuation from the capital, Kabul.
Afghans mustn’t attempt to go to the airport, Mujahid stated, citing the chaotic state of affairs there
The US ought to cease “encouraging” them to depart as Afghanistan wants their expertise, he added.
The UK, France and Germany have known as for an extension to the 31 August deadline set by the US to depart Afghanistan.
Nonetheless, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has admitted that President Joe Biden is unlikely to increase the deadline.
US troops management Kabul airport from the place some 58,700 individuals have been evacuated up to now.
Mujahid reaffirmed the Taliban’s place that the operation ought to finish by 31 August.