Afghan politicians expressed criticism about the gathering of Islamic clerics and stressed the need for inclusivity at the gathering.
They say that without the participation of political figures at such gatherings, the door for the recognition of the Islamic Emirate will not be reopened.
“If those individuals who are influential in different aspects participated, the council will surely find a good way to benefit the nation of Afghanistan and it would be effective for recognition of the Islamic Emirate by the international community,” Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.
Prominent Afghan leaders including former President Hamid Karzai, former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, and Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, former chairman of the Senate Committee, were not invited to the gathering.
Meanwhile, the analysts said that the Islamic clerics cannot find effective ways to tackle all type of Afghan crisis.
“This gathering is a gathering of the Taliban and the legitimacy is within the Taliban,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“Traders, youth, women from every region of Afghanistan should participate in gatherings to discuss the future fate,” said Fazal Hadi Wazeen, a university instructor.