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Updated on: Monday, September 06, 2021, 01:09 PM IST

Negotiations done, Taliban set to announce interim government in Afghanistan - All you need to know

spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that they are fully prepared for the announcement and are working harder to secure the arrival of foreigners to the ceremony | File pic | AP

spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that they are fully prepared for the announcement and are working harder to secure the arrival of foreigners to the ceremony | File pic | AP

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Kabul: The Taliban is set to announce an interim government in Afghanistan after technical issues are resolved, officials of the Islamic Emirate said.

The officials said that the Taliban has finalised negotiations over the new inclusive government, Khaama News reported on Monday.

Sources have said the Taliban have invited Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, China and Iran to the ceremony.

Acting minister of information and culture and spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that they are fully prepared for the announcement and are working harder to secure the arrival of foreigners to the ceremony.

"I cannot disclose the exact date of announcing the incoming government but it will be very soon. For the time being, we are busy solving some technical issues of the process," he added.

The Taliban have also said that technical teams from Qatar, Turkey and a United Arab Emirates company are “working to restart operations at Kabul airport”.

The new government of the Taliban is said to be an interim and replacement that will be responsible for the arrangement of grand gathering, Loya Jirga, and other measures for the establishment of a permanent government.

Meanwhile, Anaamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban's cultural commission, said: "Now we live in a completely independent Afghanistan. The new government will be announced very soon," TOLO News said.

The defiance of Panjshir province and intra-Taliban conflicts are believed to be the predicaments for the announcement of the new government but officials in IEA have not commented on the issues, as per a Khaama Press report, even though The Taliban said that they have taken control of Panjshir province.

Meanwhile, political analysts say the Taliban should consider merit-based appointments in the future government. "Dozens of our ministries are technical ministries and for them we need technical people," said Sayed Eshaq Gilani, a political analyst.

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A number of residents of the country meanwhile urge the Taliban to form an inclusive government and open the public institutions. "To any department that people go, it is closed. This has created problems for the people," said Habibullah, a Kabul resident. "The Taliban should form an inclusive government that everyone should be included in," Abdul Ali Nazari, a resident of Kunduz province said.

On Saturday, the Taliban had announced that they have postponed the formation of a new government in Afghanistan for next week, as the insurgent group struggles to give shape to a broad-based and inclusive administration acceptable to the international community.

This was the second that the Taliban have delayed the formation of the new government in Kabul since they seized Kabul on August 15.

Khalil Haqqani, a member of a committee constituted by the Taliban to negotiate talks with different groups over the formation of the government had said, "The Taliban can form a government of their own but they are now focussing to have an administration in which all parties, groups and sections of the society have proper representation."

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Published on: Monday, September 06, 2021, 01:09 PM IST
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