Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister, stated that the Islamic Emirate is committed to ensuring the security of former government officials and politicians who have returned to the country.
On Monday, in a meeting with some of the figures who recently returned to the country, Muttaqi stressed that Afghanistan is the common home of all Afghans and he hopes all Afghans will return to the country.
“Now is the time to leave everything aside, to forgive everyone and to fulfil what we have promised. We were told that if anyone returns to the country, first of all, pay attention to their safety,” he said.
In his remarks at the meeting, Muttaqi noted that all methods have been tested in the country and that blood is not cleansed with blood. He put an emphasis on building trust among Afghans.
“…Anyone who opposes the system of the Islamic Emirate is praised, but those who return to the country are called 'traitor' and 'corrupt people.' We know that the biggest conspiracy of our enemies is to cause Afghans to not be united,” he said.
Anyone who commits a crime after the amnesty decree will be held accountable, according to the acting foreign minister. He also said the country's political and economic situation is getting better.
“If the Islamic Emirate wants to succeed in bringing Afghan political leaders who are living abroad into Afghanistan, it is necessary that they first clarify their activities inside the country, and provide them safety,” said Sayed Javad Hosseini, head of the Justice and Development Party.
Meanwhile, Ahmadullah Wasiq, spokesman for the commission of “Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures” said that more than 100 other political figures, including women, are expected to return to the country in the near future.
“More than a hundred people have received the forms in which they have written down their details and they have sent them back to us. Now we are trying to provide them visas to return,” Wasiq said.
Based on the statistics of the commission, over 150 former political figures and government officials have returned to the country in the last month. Farooq Wardak, a former minister of education, Amanullah Ghalib, the former head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), and Amirzai Sangin, a former minister of telecommunications, are among the officials who have returned to the country.