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Constitutions, political strategy vital for earning legitimacy: Zaeef

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Pajhwok Afghan News, 10 May 2024

A rare political statement – in an interview with the Afghan news agency by one of the key actors of the first Taleban rule, Abdul Salam Zaeef, advocating for a constitution, an political aim the current Taleban leadership seems to have abandoned. “On girls’ education, Zaeef said he gave his advice to the government earlier as well (…). He said: ‘The nation wants their sons and daughters to study in an Islamic environment and the government should facilitate this because it could ensure the stability of the system and hoped that IEA will positively respond this public demand.’”

He also warns against being “too optimistic” about relations with Pakistan.