WorldTaliban announce "general amnesty" for all state officials

Taliban announce “general amnesty” for all state officials


AA / Kabul

The Taliban announced a “general amnesty” for Afghan state officials who were in office under President Ashraf Ghani, and urged women to participate in the government the movement is preparing to form.

This is what emerges from the statements of Enamullah Samanjani, a member of the Taliban cultural committee, with a view to appeasing the situation in Kabul.

The Afghan capital has been shaken by the winds of chaos following the takeover of the country by the movement and attempts to flee citizens via flights operated by the US military, to evacuate its Afghan nationals and collaborators, reports the Associated Press.

“The Islamic Emirate does not want women to be victims. They should be in a government structure in accordance with Sharia law,” Samanjani said.

He added that the structure of government was not completely clear, but based on experience, there must be an Islamic leadership that all parties will join.

He also called on Afghan state officials who worked under the Ghani regime to return to work.

“Our people are Muslims and we are not here to force them to convert to Islam,” Samanjani said.

After taking control of several strategic provincial capitals in recent days and forcing government forces to surrender or flee, the Taliban arrived at the gates of the capital Kabul last Sunday and took control of most of the country.

After the departure of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his close associates, former President Hamid Karzai, seasoned politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and chief peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah formed a council with the aim of ensure a smooth transition of power.

The United States, through a military force of approximately 3,000 troops deployed at the Kabul airport, is working to complete the transfer of American and Afghan nationals who have cooperated with Washington.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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