Taliban Deputy Chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said a new government could be announced in Afghanistan in the next two days.
He made the remarks in an interview at the Taliban’s political office in Qatar on Wednesday.
Stanikzai said the announcement of the new government could come in the next two days and it is “interim”. “In the new government, women will not be allowed to work at higher levels right now, but maybe allowed to work at lower levels,” he also said.
He added that those who have been in the Afghan government for the past two decades may not be in the government this time.
Stanikzai blamed US mismanagement for the chaos at Kabul airport. “It would now cost 30 million to renovate,” he said, adding that the airport will be opened in the next two days.
Engineers arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday on a Qatar plane, AFP reported, citing a source.
Earlier, top Taliban leader Anas Haqqani said a new government would be announced in Afghanistan in a few days. “The process of forming a new government is in the final stage,” he also said.
“We have completed 90-95 percent of the work to form the government and we will be able to announce the final decision in a few days,” Anas Haqqani added.
More than a million Afghans have fled the country in fear and panic since the Taliban took control of Kabul. Many Afghans have expressed concern over the repetition of the Taliban’s return, who was in power from 1996 to 2001.
At the time, the Taliban were widely accused of being publicly punished on the pretext of Islamic Shariah and punishing women.
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