Terming the new Taliban’s caretaker government “illegitimate”, the National Resistance Front (NRF) said it will declare a parallel government after consultation with politicians.
The National Resistance Front (NRF), which has been battling the Taliban regime, has termed the new Taliban’s caretaker government “illegitimate”. Ahmad Masoud, the co-leader of the resistance front in Panjshir province, also said the resistance group will declare a parallel government after consultation with politicians.
“The resistance front acknowledged that they will establish a transitional democratic and legitimate government which is forged based on the votes of people and is acceptable to the international community,” the resistance front was quoted by Khaama news as saying in a statement.
The statement further said the “Taliban’s illegitimate government regime is a clear sign of the group’s enmity with the Afghan people and a threat to the stability and security of Afghanistan, the region and the world”, media reported on Wednesday.
Earlier, Ahmad Masoud, in a voice clip, had called on the people of Afghanistan to resurrect against the Taliban.
The resistance front also asked global agencies like the United Nations (UN), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU), the organization of Shanghai, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SARC) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to not cooperate with the Taliban.
The statement by the resistance force comes a day after the Taliban unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund. “This will be an “acting” government and not a permanent one,” a Taliban spokesperson said weeks after the Islamic militant group swept to victory in Afghanistan.
On Monday, the Taliban had said that they seized Panjshir, the last province not in their control, after their takeover of the US-backed Afghanistan government last month.