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100 days of Taliban: 257 Afghan media shops shut, Islamic Emirate nonetheless searching for worldwide recognition

Kabul: The Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan marked 100 days in energy on Tuesday, however the Taliban is but to attain worldwide recognition for the brand new authorities. 

Based on Tolo Information, the Taliban regime is but to get worldwide recognition regardless of repeated diplomatic efforts led by Amir Khan Muttaqi to attain worldwide recognition for Afghanistan`s new authorities, which is led by Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic Emirate supreme chief. 

Islamic Emirate officers reportedly flew to varied regional countries–and further–to search engagement and to construct relations with international governments. In return, representatives of a minimum of six nations visited Afghanistan and held talks with officers.

At present, eleven nations, together with Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia, Turkey, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Italy and the United Arab Emirates, have reportedly opened their embassies in Afghanistan.

Throughout the first 100 days, six vital regional and worldwide conferences had been held in Afghanistan. Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, China hosted conferences on Afghanistan, and G20 leaders and in addition to the United Nations Safety Council (UNSC) mentioned Afghanistan`s points in separate periods.

However the recognition of the Islamic Emirate authorities was not mentioned on the conferences, reported Tolo Information, including that the conferences primarily centered on–and stressed– matters reminiscent of an inclusive authorities, human rights, freedom of expression, the appropriate of training and employment for Afghan ladies and ladies, and Afghanistan`s soil not getting used as a platform for insurgency/terrorism.

“The diplomatic and foreign policy of the Islamic Emirate was limited to some neighbouring and regional countries during the hundred days. Countries are waiting to see whether the Taliban will fulfil whatever they committed to earlier or not,” Fakhruddin Qarizada, a former adviser to the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, is quoted saying by ANI report.

257 Afghan media shops shut 

A complete of 257 media shops have been shut “due to financial challenges as well as restrictions” for the reason that Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a media report stated citing an NGO.

NAI, the group which has been offering advocacy and assist to the Afghan media business since 2004, stated on Tuesday stated the closed shops embrace print, radio and TV stations, TOLO Information reported.

NAI reportedly stated that over 70 per cent of Afghan media employees have change into jobless or left the nation after Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15.

Studies have additionally revealed that throughout the 100 days of Taliban rule, six reporters have misplaced their lives in varied incidents together with assaults by unknown armed males, explosions, suicide and site visitors incidents.

Officers of the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate authorities have repeatedly stated they’re dedicated to defending media achievements and freedom of expression. However the Islamic Emirate`s two lists of ideas for media operation have raised issues over restrictions, stated an IANS report citing TOLO Information.

“The recent statement, which has eight articles (from the Virtue and Vice ministry) has raised concerns. We hope the issue is resolved in consultation with the media,” the TOLO Information report quoted Hujatullah Mujadedi, head of the Afghanistan Unbiased Journalists Affiliation, as saying.

A media officer at Afghanistan Nationwide Journalists` Union, Masroor Lutfi, is quoted as saying “We urge that the Law on Access to Information, and Media Law, which are not being used now, be amended based on the current situation and in consultation with the media.”

(With Company Inputs)

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