Taliban-ruled government in Afghanistan likely after August 31
New Delhi : An Afghan official has told news agency PTI that Taliban is likely to wait till August 31 before making any decisions or announcements about the upcoming government. It has been learned that Taliban had a deal with the US of withdrawal till August 31.
The official, who is not authorized to share information with the media and thus spoke anonymously, Taliban lead negotiator Anas Haqqani has told his ex-government interlocuters that they have a deal with the US and are not supposed to do anything against them until the final withdrawal date passes.
It is yet not confirmed that the reference to doing nothing was only in the political field.
On the other side, Haqqani’s statement raises concerns about what the religious movement might be planning after August 31, and whether they will keep their promise to include non-Taliban officials in the next government.
It must be noted that till now, the Taliban have said nothing of their plans to replace the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, or what a replacement would look like.
It was reported that despite the August 31 deadline of US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Joe Biden said on Thursday, that “if there’s American citizens left, were going to stay until we get them all out”, signalling a possible extension of the date.