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Mulla Akhund calls on Muslim states to recognise Afghan govt

"I call on Muslim countries to take the lead and recognise us officially," says Hassan Akhund

By AFP
January 20, 2022
Mullah Hasan Akhund photographed sitting on a chair during a meeting. Photo: Taliban Spokesperson in Doha Mohammad Nadeem.
Mullah Hasan Akhund photographed sitting on a chair during a meeting. Photo: Taliban Spokesperson in Doha Mohammad Nadeem. 

KABUL: The Taliban’s prime minister called Wednesday on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise their government, as aid-dependent Afghanistan faces economic collapse.

Although the group has promised a softer rule in line with their interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, women are largely excluded from government employment and secondary schools for girls are mostly shuttered.

"I call on Muslim countries to take the lead and recognise us officially. Then I hope we will be able to develop quickly," Mohammad Hassan Akhund told a conference in Kabul called to address the country´s massive economic woes. 

“We don’t want it for the officials. We want it for our public,” he said, adding that the Taliban had fulfilled all necessary conditions by restoring peace and security.

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