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An article published by the Urdu-language website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, i.e. the Afghan Taliban) contradicts the international community’s demand that the Taliban establish an inclusive government in Afghanistan that includes representatives of all religious, linguistic and ethnic communities, as well as representatives who are women.
The Islamic emirate, which took power in mid-August 2021, is negotiating with the United States and other countries for recognition of its government. However, due to the total ban on girls’ education after sixth grade as well as the Taliban’s failure to include members of minority communities in government, many countries and even friendly nations like Pakistan and Iran have not yet recognized the IEA government.
In this context, the IEA’s Urdu-language website recently published an article titled “Why did broad-based government experiments fail in Afghanistan?” Ustad Faridoon, the author of the article, argues that under the two previous governments led by Presidents Hamid Karzai and Dr Ashraf Ghani, mafia men and warlords were appointed to government positions on behalf of of democratic representation. Unlike these so-called broad-based governments, the Taliban regime is committed to appointing deserving people to important positions, the article says.
Below is the text of the article:
“The world is currently demanding a broad and inclusive government from the Islamic emirate – this simply means that the different ethnic groups, linguistic units and provinces living across Afghanistan must be represented”
“[In the second week of October 2022]…Afghan youth started a Twitter trend on United Afghanistan [#UnitedAfghanistan]. On this occasion, photos of leaders of the Islamic Emirate associated with different linguistic circles continued to circulate on Twitter. The fact is that with the exception of Afghanistan’s warlords and mafia circles, everyone wants to see Afghanistan united and as one nation. In the form of the Islamic emirate, after 40 years, the Afghan people have a central government and a centralized system. Here the islands of power and the tyranny of personalities have disappeared.
“Here, 15-20 officials are changed on a farmer [decree of the Afghan Taliban’s] Emir-ul-Momineen and no dissenting voice arises out of nowhere. No one insists that this or that official should not be removed from office. No province and district is independent, autonomous and exempt from the decree issued by the center. There is not a single person in the whole system about whom the Emir-ul-Momineen hesitates in making a decision, or hesitates in its consequences. This single example is enough to measure the strength of the system and the obedience of the members. Such examples have been very rare in the past…
“The world is currently demanding a broad and inclusive government of the Islamic Emirate. This simply means that the different ethnic groups, linguistic units and provinces living across Afghanistan should be represented and have a share in the government. Obviously, this demand will seem very reasonable in the eyes of the world and close to the principles of democracy prevailing in the world. But such governments will never be able to heal the wounds of Afghanistan. Twice in the history of Afghanistan, governments based on enlarged were formed, and both times the results were in the form of clans [gaining control of power] and [establishing] islands of power.
“The first regime was that of the jihadist organizations after the Russian withdrawal [in 1989] and the defeat of the communist administration, which left Afghanistan vulnerable to division and defeat. Take the example of two large cities, Kabul and Kandahar, which were governed by [armed] organizations and warlords who controlled separate areas and different highways. Linguistically, each region was ruled by its own rulers who were free from the control of the Kabul throne. The power of the Arg (the presidential palace) was confined within its four walls. Personal militias, personal prisons and personal courts were created by influential individuals. Same [warlord] Abdul Rashid Dostum issued his own banknotes.
“The second broad-based government was formed at the Bonn conference in 2001. The broad-based interim government formed following the same Bonn conference set the roadmap for the dummy democratic governments to be formed under the U.S. Aegis for the Next Twenty Years Over the next 20 years, whether Mr. Hamid Karzai or Dr. Ashraf Ghani headed the government, the formula for forming government remained virtually the same. [in the hands of a few individuals]the strength of the mafia, the absence of a mandate from the central government, the extreme corruption, the extreme poverty, the inattention to the restoration of infrastructure, the violation of fundamental human rights, etc.
“People in Afghanistan who have hitherto been seen as representatives of their language units and ethnicities under the [Previous] Governments were not public and social leaders; They were warlords, thieves and mafia bosses”
“The question is why such large governments have failed and why will this experiment fail again under current circumstances? The reason is very clear. part of the [previous] governments were not public and social leaders. They were warlords, thieves and leaders of the mafia circles of these regions who never cared about public and social problems. If you name each [of these leaders] and think of the condition of the people in their area, then they couldn’t give their people a decent hospital, a decent school, a decent road or a decent park.
“However, they had several magnificent palaces in not one but several cities. Their guest houses, farms, stables and luxury vehicles are not below the standard of a great businessman of any Arab country. Looking at the way of life and resources of these people, it does not seem that they are the “political” leaders of a poor country like Afghanistan. These warlords were those Afghans who collected and traded dollars, weapons, vehicles and war material from the Soviet invasion to the American invasion, containers of weapons were shipped from Americans to the black market with the same seal.
“They have kept people away from the Islamic emirate through linguistic and religious bias and exaggerated propaganda against the Taliban. They have put them in fear of the Taliban and kept them in their trap. They have been made to believe that if people were not part of their armed militias and fighting the Taliban then their identities will be erased.They were frequented by thieves and dacoits and delivered weapons to homes across Afghanistan. Even today, heavy weapons are recovered from homes in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Helmand, while armored and bulletproof vehicles, automatic weapons and stockpiles of expensive US weapons are recovered from the homes of ordinary people.
“The Islamic Emirate has so far carried out search operations in the above-mentioned four provinces; in the future, this series [of search operations] will be widespread in Khost and other provinces. It cannot be said with certainty that the areas where the operations were carried out have been cleared of weapons. The people who turned every house in Afghanistan into an arms depot were declared representatives of the people and became part of the government, which doubled its power day and night. It all happened, but unfortunately it was given the name of democracy, humanity and public representation.”
“With the arrival of the Islamic emirate [To Power In 2021], these warlords and mafias have been eliminated; All Afghan citizens are equal before the law.”
“With the arrival of the Islamic Emirate [to power in mid-August 2021], these warlords and mafias have been eliminated. All Afghan citizens are equal before the law. No one is powerful enough to show eyes to the system. Here, on complaint, the chief of the provincial police and even the governor are taken prisoner by the [Taliban] security agencies. Security forces search the governor’s house and there is no problem in the system. The only solution to rid Afghanistan of crimes and atrocities is to establish a central and stable government.
“If we want to dream of education, social awareness, development and a better economy in Afghanistan, then society must be freed from oppression and crime. Sovereign and rebellious peoples must be removed from the middle. .Criminal elements should be suppressed.Education,consciousness,social respect and love will grow if we spend more time in a peaceful and calm environment.When the harmful elements between different language circles are eliminated,the country will follow its natural course towards peace and prosperity.
“When it comes to the representation of the different classes in the system, the solution is to come up with smart, educated, knowledgeable, and aware people of each class, who really have a right to be representatives, instead of failed and worn cartridges . [i.e., warlords and mafia leaders]. Representation of the people should be taken out of the hands of the warlords and given to the educated.
“The Islamic Emirate is trying to create a system in which people from different regions and languages should participate. It is a false impression that the Islamic Emirate wants to prove that our government is inclusive by recruiting people of different languages into its own Minister of Industry and Commerce Nuruddin Azizi, Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Hassan Ghayashi, Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Abdul Latif Nazari and Adviser to the Ministry of Water and Energy Dr. Farooq Azam are such people who do not share the thoughts of the Islamic Emirate, nor are they from its ranks, these people have been appointed to positions only on merit.
“Today, if Afghanistan is to be economically and intellectually developed, and peaceful, and to stand worthily among all nations, then all classes must be represented by educated, qualified and honest people. In delivering the Afghanistan to these mafias and warlords, we will give Afghanistan the future that Afghanistan has had for the past forty years.”
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