The Islamic Emirate is facing a shortage of professional staff, the New York Times reported, saying that many of the officials in government posts lack professional skills.
The report said that “many of the selected theologians are graduates of Darul Uloom Haqqania madrasa, one of Pakistan’s oldest and largest Islamic seminaries.”
“Government jobs are given as patronage to ex-fighters and exiles living quietly in Pakistan. But not all possess the technical skills required for the job,” the report read.
However, the Islamic Emirate denied the report.
“We deny the report of the New York Times that says the Islamic Emirate is faced with a shortage of staff...” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Wahidullah Hashimi, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate's council for training and educating soldiers, relates the staffing problems to the corruption in the former government, as well as to the plot of foreigner’s to drain Afghanistan of talent.
“Foreigners intentionally evacuated Afghans, most importantly, the educated and professional ones, to weaken the Islamic Emirates and undermine our administration,” Hashimi said as quoted by the New York Times. “We are in touch with some Afghans in different parts of the world and are encouraging them to return to Afghanistan because we desperately need their help and expertise to help their people and government.”
Political analysts say that professional individuals should be appointed to senior government positions.
“The Islamic Emirate should trust the professional individuals and appoint them to senior government posts and include them in decision-making. This helps with professionalism and recognition,” said Toreq Farhadi, a political analyst.
After the fall of the former government, many high-profile and talented youth left the country.