The Afghanistan situation was discussed in the fifth edition of the Global Security Forum on Wednesday in Qatar.
The session on Afghanistan was held on the last day of the forum, where the panellists included Afghan officials and activists from the ousted government of Afghanistan.
The Panel reflected on the development in Afghanistan and its prospects, including security, human rights, women’s rights, education and governance.
One of the Panelists included the ex-deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, and the other was Fawzia Koofi, an ex-member of the parliament.
Karzai criticized the caretaker government, particularly their policies concerning women and girls’ rights and education while emphasizing an inclusive government in the country; he said,
“First and foremost, girls be able to go to school, for them to be able to decide their future, for them to be able to set the path for their life and, second, to have a government that is representative of all Afghans, not just one particular segment of the population,” he stated.
He added that education is obligatory in Islam for both men and women, while the Islamic Emirate denied education for girls and women.
He also stressed that a government representative of all Afghans who “still have legitimacy should be able to talk to Afghans.”
Simultaneously, an ex-parliament, Fawzia Koofi, discussed the current situation in the country, saying that the ongoing situation in Afghanistan is unlike any other Muslim country.
She noted, “As much as the Taliban are experts at fighting, they do not know how to handle a transformed Afghanistan, including the women’s movement.”
However, the acting authorities in Kabul are seeking international recognition, saying the government has fulfilled all its obligations.
Meanwhile, the forum also discussed the global energy crisis, sustainable economies, the War in Ukraine, the role of the UN Security Council, global terrorism, and emerging threats during the three days.