Afghanistan was discussed on the last day of the Global Security Forum in Doha, where the participants included activists and ex-officials from the former Afghan government.
The former deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, said that while the Islamic Emirate was denying girls an education in religion, "in Islam, it's obligatory.”
“First and foremost, girls (should) be able to go to school, for them to be able to decide their future, for them to be able to set the path for their life and, second, to have a government that is representative of all Afghans, not just one particular segment of the population,” he said.
“First those Afghans that come together are able to gather their thoughts, put their ideas on paper--not those Afghans that were responsible for the collapse, but those Afghans that still have legitimacy should be able to talk to Afghans,” he added.
A former member of the parliament, Fawzia Koofi, who was also a member of the panel, said what is currently going on in Afghanistan is not like any other Muslim country.
“As much as the Taliban are experts at fighting, they don’t know how to handle a transformed Afghanistan, including the women’s movement," Koofi said.
“In Afghanistan, the war has been over. If a stable government is based on people’s support--the contribution of men and women-- then the whole nation of Afghanistan is included in it. It can draw the support of the international community to itself,” said Sayed Qaribullah Sadaat, political analyst.
The fifth Global Security Forum was held in Doha on March 13-15.