Taliban cancel inaugural of interim government
Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting Interior Minister Mullah Sirajuddin Haqqani Saturday said that they wanted positive relations with all the neighbouring countries and the world in the light of Islamic principles and their national traditions.
Addressing the introductory session, Haqqani said that their policy was clear. “We wanted to end the occupation of our land and establish an Islamic system, which the Almighty gave us,” he added.
He maintained, “We do not interfere in anyone’s affairs, we ask others not to interfere in our affairs.”
The interior minister congratulated the Mujahideen, the Afghan people and the entire Islamic world on the “great victory” and prayed for all the martyrs.
“Today, the Almighty has given us what millions have sacrificed for, which is the Islamic system. Now we will thank the Almighty in words and deeds.”
He further said, “The practical thanking is that when you and I run this system in the way that Allah has commanded us. Let’s not call our will as Sharia, if we go against Sharia then
it is ungratefulness for this blessing, Allah forbid, Allah will take this blessing back from us.”
Responsibility and leadership is not someone’s right but it is a divine trust given to the worthy people, he said, adding, “I do not consider myself worthy for this heavy responsibility.
But for the leaders who have entrusted me with this divine trust, I ask Allah’s help and I ask your cooperation, as you have helped us in every way during the difficult days of Jihad.”
“The people must have the satisfaction that we are your sons and your brothers, we have reached here with your help and cooperation, we still need your cooperation, this system is yours. We will not be able to run it without your cooperation and for the security and development of your comfortable life, we will do everything we can, God willing,” he added.
Haqqani directed the Taliban to obey their leaders as they did during the Jihad. “Do not be deceived by war spoils and other materialistic things and positions. Do not spoil the good deeds of your past jihad with material things. These are mortal things. Do not spoil your best deeds with them,” he added.
The Afghanistan’s interior minister said that their people were oppressed. “Don’t treat them badly. You are not their rulers but the servants of the people, so don’t hurt anyone, if anyone does so it’s a personal mistake of theirs and their misbehaviour,” the minister added.
He said that it is not a matter of policy, in such problems the people should appeal to the authorities, the perpetrators will be punished according to Sharia.
“Finally, I want to remind everyone that the amnesty we offered is not a political amnesty but a sharia law based, because it has taken the thought of revenge out of our hearts,” he added.
He also asked the attendees to not use inappropriate words for former officers and soldiers such as criminals, murderers, slaves, etc.
Meanwhile, the Taliban, who recently announced an interim government after taking control of Afghanistan, have cancelled the inauguration ceremony, according to a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission.
“The new Afghan government’s inauguration ceremony had been cancelled a few days ago,” Inamullah Samangani, the Taliban member said on the microblogging website.
“To avoid further confusion, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate (as the Taliban refer to themselves) announced the part of the Cabinet, which has already begun working.”
Inamullah did not specify a future date for the event.
The Taliban member dismissed previously circulated media reports that the inauguration would be held on September 11, and termed them as mere “rumours.”
Several foreign and regional media outlets previously reported that the Taliban are making arrangements for the inaugural of the new Afghan government on September 11, 2021 — the 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.