Afghanistan’s Taliban prime minister defended the group’s rule in a public tackle Saturday, saying it was to not blame for a worsening financial crisis and is working to restore the corruption of the ousted authorities. He additionally dismissed worldwide strain for the formation of a extra inclusive Cabinet.

The half-hour audio performed on state-run media was the primary such public tackle by Mohammed Hassan Akhund for the reason that Taliban captured Kabul and secured their rule over the nation three months in the past. The Taliban takeover led to a shut-off of worldwide help to the federal government and the blocking of billions of {dollars} in Afghan belongings held overseas, worsening an already crumbling financial system.

Akhund stated the issues of worsening unemployment and the monetary meltdown had begun below the earlier, U.S.-backed authorities, including that Afghans shouldn’t imagine claims that the Taliban have been guilty.

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“Nation, be vigilant. Those left over from the previous government in hiding are … causing anxiety, misleading the people to distrust their government,” he stated.

Taliban fighters stand guard during women's protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Halabisaz)

Taliban fighters stand guard throughout girls’s protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Halabisaz)
(AP Photo/Ahmad Halabisaz)

The ousted authorities had run “the weakest system in the world,” he stated, pointing to pervasive corruption. In distinction, he stated, the Taliban are eliminating corruption and have introduced safety across the nation.

“We are trying as much as possible to solve the problems of the people. We are working overtime in every department,” Akhund stated, including that the group had shaped committees to attempt to the resolve the financial crisis and pay salaries to authorities staff, who’ve largely gone with out pay for months.

A Taliban fighter, foreground, and a group of Afghan men attend Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) 

A Taliban fighter, foreground, and a bunch of Afghan males attend Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) 
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

U.N. officers have warned of a humanitarian crisis with thousands and thousands of Afghans plunging deeper into poverty and dealing with starvation — with growing numbers on the verge of hunger. Afghanistan has been hit by one in every of its worst famines in many years, and the financial collapse has meant many individuals are unable to afford meals.

Akhund urged individuals to wish for an finish to the famine, which he referred to as “a test from God, after people rebelled against Him.”

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The United States and different nations have refused to acknowledge the Taliban authorities till it contains extra of Afghanistan’s ethnic and political spectrum — in addition to girls — and till it ensures girls’s rights.

A vendor holds a Taliban flag next to the posters of Taliban leaders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Muttaqi (L) as he waits for customers along a street in Kabul on August 27, 2021, following the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

A vendor holds a Taliban flag subsequent to the posters of Taliban leaders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Muttaqi (L) as he waits for patrons alongside a road in Kabul on August 27, 2021, following the Taliban’s army takeover of Afghanistan. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP through Getty Images)
(Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

All the ministers within the present Cabinet come from the Taliban’s ranks. The Taliban haven’t fully barred girls from the general public sphere as they did throughout their earlier rule within the late Nineteen Nineties. But they’ve ordered most girls authorities staff to not come to work and haven’t let highschool women return to high school, although they allowed youthful women.

Akhund dismissed the calls for, saying the federal government has members from across the nation. He insisted the Islamic Emirate — because the Taliban name their authorities — “has saved women’s dignity.”