After entering Kabul, the Taliban took control of the checkpoints and patrolled the streets of the government district. News agencies talk about government formation negotiations and amnesty for government officials. The Taliban representative also called on Afghan women to join the formation of the new government.
One of the Taliban leaders, Amir Khan Mottaki, is in Kabul to negotiate with political leaders in the capital, including Abdullah Abdullah, who headed the country’s negotiating council, and former President Hamid Karzai, an anonymous Palestinian Authority official said. Mottaki was the Minister of Higher Education when the Taliban ruled the country before 2001.
The late-night talks in the Afghan capital from Monday to Tuesday aimed to bring non-Taliban leaders into the government, according to a source in the Palestinian Authority.
The Taliban also announced a national amnesty for all government officials. They expressed the expectation that management personnel would quickly return to their duties. “We announce a general amnesty for everyone (…), so we expect you to return to your duties with full conviction,” they said in a statement carried by AFP.
The representative of the Afghan Taliban, Inamullah Samanjani, also called on Afghan women to join the formation of the new government. “Our Islamic emirate does not want women to be victims,” he said on state television, which was seized by gunmen. – The structure of the government is not yet fully clear, but based on experience, it must be a government under full Islamic leadership and all parties must join it – he explained. The Palestinian Authority Agency stated that Samanghani’s statement was the first official comment from the Taliban after taking control of the country.
Taliban leaders ordered to respect foreigners
And Reuters news agency, quoting sources in the movement, said that Taliban leaders also ordered their fighters to adhere to discipline and not to enter diplomatic buildings.
The Taliban were ordered to respect the presence of other countries in Afghanistan. “Ordinary people should continue with their normal activities,” the agency spokesperson said.
“A quiet night”
Agence France-Presse reported that the night in Kabul was “relatively calm”. On Tuesday morning, military planes carrying diplomats and civilians evacuated from Afghanistan began taking off from the airport. Runway and aprons occupied by thousands of Afghans on Monday, Desperately trying to get to the planes Escape from the Afghan capital and break free from the crowds.
The German news agency (dpa) announced on Monday evening that the first German transport plane carrying evacuees from Afghanistan will take off from Kabul airport. Airport reopening As confirmed by the Pentagon.
US embassy staff ‘remain in Kabul’
The US charge d’affaires in Kabul, Ross Wilson, tried to dispel rumors that he and other embassy staff had fled the country. AFP was able to confirm that Wilson was still at Kabul airport, tweeting that “contrary to the false reports, the US Embassy staff and I have remained in Kabul and are working hard to assist the thousands of US and Afghan citizens at risk.”
Ahmed blames Ghani
Central Bank of Afghanistan chief Ajmal Ahmadi, after fleeing Kabul, questioned the loyalty of Afghan security forces and blamed President Ashraf Ghani and his inexperienced advisers – he said – for the rapid collapse of the country. “It didn’t have to end like this. I am disgusted by the lack of any planning on the part of the Afghan leaders. I saw them at the airport leaving without informing others,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Rich fled abroad On Sunday after the Taliban entered Kabul, taking advantage of the withdrawal of international military forces led by the United States, control of the country. “It’s hard to believe, but it is questionable why the Afghan National Security Forces left their positions so quickly,” Ahmadi wrote, referring to allegations that the army’s surrender in northern Afghanistan was the result of a conspiracy.
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