A Taliban commander says that democracy will not take hold in Afghanistan and the country will be run by Sharia law.
The Hill reports:
“There will be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country,” Waheedullah Hashimi, a senior member of the Taliban, told Reuters.
“We will not discuss what type of political system should we apply in Afghanistan because it is clear. It is Sharia law and that is it,” he added.
The ruling structure is expected to be similar to the Taliban’s first organization, with a supreme leader and a council in charge of the government.
Haibatullah Akhundzada, the head of the Taliban, would be head of the council, while his deputy would function in a role similar to president of the country, Hashimi told Reuters.
The senior Taliban member also they are actively recruiting Afghan security forces, specifically pilots.
“We have contact with many pilots,” Hashimi said. “And we have asked them to come and join, join their brothers, their government. We called many of them and are in search of [others’] numbers to call them and invite them to their jobs.”