The Islamic Emirate said the government feels obliged to listen to the advice of the Islamic clerics at the national gathering being held in Kabul.
Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Islamic Emirate Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hibatullah, “may” participate in the gathering of the Islamic clerics.
“We will hear their voices and as they are participating in this major gathering, they will surely have their opinions and resolutions listened to and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan feels an obligation towards their views,” he said.
The gathering was held because clerics called for it, so the agenda of the talks also belongs to the participants, said Zabiullah Mujahid, Islamic Emirate spokesperson, speaking to reporters.
He said more than 1,200 forces of the Islamic Emirate have been appointed to provide security for the gathering.
“It has yet to be clarified but it is possible that (he) may participate. We don’t have information about (his) participation,” Mujahid said when asked about the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate’s participation in the gathering.
“From across Afghanistan, from 34 provinces, from each district two clerics and one tribal elder and from each police district two tribal elders and one cleric have been invited to the gathering,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
The gathering of Islamic clerics will be held for three days and women are not invited to the gathering.