‘There will be no democracy, the law is Sharia and that’s all’ says Taliban commander. World

'There will be no democracy, the law is Sharia and that's all' says Taliban commander.  World

in law Afghanistan commanded by Taliban They should be similar to those the last time the extremist group was in power, said Wahidullah Hashimi, one of the main Taliban commanders, on Thursday (19).

Hashimi said that there is no possibility for the country to adopt democracy as the system of selection of leaders. Afghanistan will probably be ruled by a council that will follow Sharia, Islamic law.

The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, will be in charge of this council.

The video below shows Afghans jumping over a wall at the airport in the capital, Kabul, to flee the country.

Afghanistan: Parents drive children through airport wall to flee the country

Hashimi said Akhundzada would play the role of a president.

“There will be nothing like a democratic system because it has no basis in our country, we are not going to discuss what kind of political system we are going to implement in Afghanistan because it is clear: the law is Sharia, And that’s it,” he said. Hashmi.

VIDEO: Girl tries to jump off airport wall in Kabul

VIDEO: Girl tries to jump off airport wall in Kabul

The Taliban have a strict and literal interpretation of Sharia. The group claims that women’s rights will be respected under the religious code. Rules on how women should dress would be set by a board of academics from Islam.

The video below shows the former captain of the Afghan women’s football team asking players to burn their uniforms leaving social media.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) had a loan plan for Afghanistan, but as the Taliban seized power in the country, the money would no longer be lent.

The US government pressured the financial institution to postpone the plan.

Afghanistan was to receive about US$460 million (about R$2.5 billion) next week. This money is part of a package for countries that have problems with the coronavirus pandemic.

The main contributor to the IMF is the US, and therefore has the power to veto major decisions.

Neither government has a formal diplomatic relationship with the new regime of Afghanistan.

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