KABUL, September 21 (Asia free Press): Addressing a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday, he said we do not see the positive statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan as interference in the internal matters of Afghanistan, state-run Radio Pakistan reported
He said Pakistan, Qatar and China are playing active role for stability in Afghanistan. He said we will welcome the role of countries which are interested to work with good intent for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
He confirmed that Pakistan and some other countries have political contacts with Afghanistan.
Zabiullah Mujahid said they are heading towards an inclusive government. He said more people from different ethnicities including Hazaras, technocrats and educated people have been inducted in the interim cabinet. He said the cabinet formation is not complete yet and more people will also be included in it.
Responding to a question, the Taliban spokesperson expressed the confidence that economic activities will soon resume in the country.
Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also defended the latest additions to the cabinet at a news conference on Tuesday, saying it included members of ethnic minorities, such as Hazaras, and that women might be added later.
Mujahid was also asked about the resents restriction imposed on girls and women, including a decision not to allow girls in grades six to 12 to return to classrooms for the time being.
He suggested this was a temporary decision, and that “soon it will be announced when they can go to school”. He said plans were being made to allow for their return but did not elaborate.
Boys in grades six to 12 resumed their studies over the weekend.
Mujahid also made no reference to the now-closed women’s affairs ministry, which was shut down last week and replaced with a department that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the previous Taliban regime.
“These positions are considered important for the functioning of the emirate,” he said, announcing the final cabinet appointments, which included additions to the health ministry.
The Taliban now face the colossal task of ruling Afghanistan, an aid-dependent country whose economic troubles have only deepened since the group seized power and outside funding was frozen.