It has been now five days after the Taliban took over the Afghan capital Kabul but there is yet to be seen any progress in filling the current political vacuum.

Afghanistan is currently devoid of any kind of government and head of state and the Taliban have not been able to make progress in this regard.

The only move towards shaping government by the Taliban has been the meetings of their key members and visit of Mullah Baradar-head of Taliban’s political office in Doha- to Kandahar province.

Anas Haqqani, a member of the Taliban’s negotiating team in Doha, and his brother, Abdurahman Haqqani, head of Haqqani network and one of the key members of the Taliban; respectively met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.

Then-President Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, and head of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulabadin Hekmatyar have jointly shaped a council that is apparently negotiating with the Taliban about upcoming government.

On the other hand, Mullah Baradar along with his delegation is due to visit Kabul and negotiate over the upcoming government.

The Taliban have repeatedly been saying to be making inclusive and Islamic government that is accepted by all and have asked the leaders in exile to return and join them.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.