Taliban vow to tackle climate change: Terrorist group defines its environmental credentials amid executions of civilians and erosion of women’s freedoms
- Taliban spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said they want to play a global role
- He said the terrorist group wants to help tackle climate change and security
- The Taliban is trying to present a more modern and ‘inclusive’ image
- But executions and human rights repression have already been reported in the regime
The Taliban pledged to treat Climate change and global security as part of the terrorist group’s attempt to rebrand and modernize itself despite reports of civilian executions and the erosion of women’s rights under the new Afghan regime.
Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a member of the Taliban’s cultural committee, says the Islamists want to play a role on the world stage.
Tell NEWSWEEK: ‘We hope not only that it will be recognized by the countries of the region but the entire world as a legitimate representative government of the people.’ Afghanistan Those who gained their right to self-determination from a foreign occupation with the support and support of an entire nation after a long struggle and massive sacrifices despite all the odds that are stacked against our people.
We believe that the world has a unique opportunity to come together and work together to meet the challenges that confront not only us but all of humanity.
“These challenges ranging from global security to climate change require the collective efforts of all, and cannot be achieved if we exclude or ignore an entire people devastated by the wars imposed over the past four decades.”
The Taliban have pledged to tackle climate change and global security as part of the movement’s attempt to rebrand and modernize itself.
The comments come amid efforts by the Taliban to project a more moderate image, two decades after they were ousted from power in Afghanistan.
During their reign from 1996 to 2001, they committed massacres, undermined women’s rights, burned vast tracts of fertile land as part of a scorched-earth policy, harbored terrorists, and sold women into sexual slavery as part of his ruthless application of Islamic law.
Despite their purported climate change goals, the Taliban have previously carried out extensive deforestation from the illegal timber trade.
Millions of acres of forest have been cleared across the country to supply timber to Pakistani markets without any reforestation efforts.
Abdul Qahar Balkhi (pictured), a member of the Taliban’s cultural committee, says the Islamists want to play a role on the world stage.
Having seized power again, the Taliban have now pledged to build a more inclusive society and have claimed that women’s rights will be respected and girls will still be able to attend school.
But the United Nations has already warned of serious human rights abuses, including “summary executions” of civilians, child recruitment, and restrictions on the rights of women and girls.
Meanwhile, the country’s former Interior Minister Masoud Andrabi said innocent children are being killed.
Apparently many Afghans are skeptical of the new Taliban’s promises and rush to leave the country, leading to chaos at Kabul International Airport.
Taliban leaders have promised to restore security and have tried to show an image of moderation, but many Afghans are skeptical
The new regime has not yet defined its foreign policy objectives other than a serious pursuit of investment to ensure its “stability”.
Spokespersons Suhail Shaheen and Zabihullah Mujahid said that women will have a say in their new government in their attempts to attract foreign investors.
But there were chilling reports last week of Islamic militants hunting down towns across Afghanistan in search of women and girls.
The jihadi commanders were reportedly ordering imams in the areas they captured to bring lists of unmarried women between the ages of 12 and 45 for their soldiers to marry because they saw them as “khanimat” or “spoils of war” – to be divided among the victors. .