Taliban dissolved the National Security Council, National Reconciliation Council and Parliament

17 May



The government of the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) that came to power has allegedly dissolved a number of state bodies, including representative ones. This was reported Tuesday by The Khaama Press, which published a photo of the relevant document with the signatures of the movement's leaders.


The Taliban allegedly dissolved the National Security Council, the Supreme National Reconciliation Council, the National Assembly (parliament), and also dissolved the Human Rights Commission, the Constitutional Review Commission, and the secretariats of both houses of parliament.


According to The Khaama Press, the document includes the signature of Taliban Cabinet Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund. The decision itself was allegedly issued by the supreme leader of the Taliban, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.


At the same time, the movement left the Independent Commission for the Control of the Execution of the Constitution in place.


According to the Hasht-e Subh newspaper, the decision to dissolve the government agencies may be related to the work of drafting and adopting the budget. It discussed reforms to the state apparatus, including the abolition or shutdown of a number of institutions that required funding. Cuts among officials and bureaucrats allegedly affected other agencies as well.


After the US announced in the spring of 2021 the decision to withdraw its military forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban launched a massive operation to take control of the country. On August 15, the Taliban fighters entered Kabul without a fight and on September 7 they announced the composition of the provisional government, whose legitimacy has not yet been recognized by any country.

 

 

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Based on materials from TASS