The former US special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, urged the Islamic Emirate to start a “consultative process” for governance.
Khalilzad made the remarks in an interview with TRT World.
He said that the Islamic Emirate’s policies “have to respect the views of a broader society.”
“Taliban are making some serious mistakes in my view. They appear to be repeating some of the mistakes that we see in Afghanistan in the last 40 years,” Khalilzad said.
He said that the communist government in Afghanistan resulted in civil war.
“In 1978, the communist party faction took power and then they moved against everyone else and that led to a civil war,” Khalilzad said.
The analysts give various opinions on the matter.
“As an Afghan, I call on the Islamic Emirate to resume intra-Afghan negotiations. First, those who are inside and outside the country should be talked with and accept their legitimate concerns,” said Amanullah Hotaki, a political analyst.
The residents of Kabul also urged the Islamic Emirate to hold national dialogues to address the current challenges in the country.
“The people of Afghanistan should all come together and discuss the issues via Jirga including education and work access to women," said Bilal Rahimi, a resident of Kabul.
Despite consecutive attempts to make contact, TOLOnews was unable to obtain any comment from the Islamic Emirate on the matter.