KABUL, Afghanistan – Since the takeover last August, the Islamic Emirate leadership has not yet announced its formal cabinet, citing “governance shortages” of main reasons the country is still running without state officials.
Islamic Emirate’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid exclaimed lack of a constitution, the inability to create a council, and a few other governance-related issues are some of the main reasons why an official cabinet has not been announced.
“At the moment, our cabinet is acting; however, this is still the result of some wisdom, since there are still some governance shortages in the country that need to be addressed,” he said, as TOLOnews quoted.
“For instance, we do not yet have a council, the constitution has not yet been established, and there are still some other issues,” he elaborated.
Encouraging unity among people, the spokesman said “let us come together as a nation, and if we achieve stability, the system will no longer be acting.”
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This came at a time world leaders, including international community, has repeatedly denied formal recognition to the well-known terrorist group, urging the de facto leadership to form an inclusive government in the country.
But the Islamic Emirate officials said the government is already inclusive and they are observing all rights in the country within the Islamic law, adding they have to find a solution for themselves then.
“Tell us so that we truly understand what kind of government you want,” said Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister. “Believe me, they haven’t told us what kind of government they want up until now.”
“However, the Afghan government must be the one to find a solution to that country’s issues,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, political analyst different views on the topic, saying the relationship between the people and the government could be jeopardized without a proper legislation in the country.
“Where there is no legislation, the relationship between the people and the government is not established, the structure of the government is not defined, the responsibilities, obligations, and duties of each power are not stated, it is difficult to announce the official cabinet,” said Sayed Javad Sajadi, a political analyst, as quoted by the local media.
“The Taliban should construct a normal government with all the standards, with national legitimacy, a ruler, and declare their cabinet– if the Taliban really want to work for their country for their survival, and if they have come to rule,” said Aziz Marij, another political analyst.
While the Islamic Emirate continued to push for formal recognition, world leaders – including international community – put up front conditions before granting such an authority to the well-known militant group who is responsible for decades of war in Afghanistan.
Forming and inclusive government, observing women rights, and not using Afghan soil as a threat against any neighboring countries – including the United States – are among conditions the de facto leadership failed to ensure.