17 Indians also reached the Parliament of Canada, the seats of the New Democratic Party led by Jagmeet Singh increased

17 Indians also reached the Parliament of Canada, the seats of the New Democratic Party led by Jagmeet Singh increased

In Canada's parliamentary elections held on Monday, 17 candidates of Indian origin have also been elected. Jagmeet Singh is also included in the Indians who reached the Parliament. The number of the New Democratic Party (NDP) led by him has increased from 24 to 27.

Apart from Jagmeet, the Indian-origin people who won the election include former minister Tim Uppal and three incumbent cabinet ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chaggar and Anita Anand. Defense Minister Harjeet won the Vancouver South seat defeating Conservative Party candidate Sukhbir Gill. Tourism Minister Chuggar was successful in retaining her Waterloo seat, while Public Service Minister Anand Oakville returned to Parliament from the seat. NDP leader Jagmeet has been re-elected from the Burnaby South seat of British Columbia. Uppal has won as a Conservative Party candidate. He is a close relative of Pargat Singh, Congress MP from Jalandhar Cantt.

Sukh Dhaliwal, a three-time Liberal Party MP, managed to save his Surrey-Newton seat by defeating Punjabi Avneet of the NDP. Two-time Liberal Party MP Randeep Singh Sarai won from Surrey Center seat. He has defeated Sonia Aandhi of NDP. Anju Dhillon managed to win again from the Dorval seat in the province of Quebec. Jasraj Singh Halan also managed to save his Calgary Forest Lawn seat, but his Conservative colleague Jag Sahota was defeated by the Liberal Party's Sikh candidate George Chahal. All four seats in Brampton City in the Sikh-dominated Ontario province have again come under Indian-origin candidates. Maninder Sidhu, Ruby Sahota, Sonia Sidhu and Kamal Khera have been elected from here. All of them are candidates for Trudeau's Liberal Party. Chandra Arya, lawyers Ekvinder Gahir and Bab Saroya are also among those who reached Parliament.

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

The Taliban on Tuesday announced the names of several more ministers and deputy ministers in its interim government in Afghanistan. But despite worldwide pressure, no woman has been included in this expansion of the Taliban government. The Taliban has expanded after presenting a preliminary blueprint for its government earlier this month by announcing the names of top leaders in the top positions. It is noteworthy that the international community has said that it will look into the words and actions of the Taliban and will consider recognition of the new Afghan government after considering the treatment of women and minorities. The Taliban, in its first term, had completely banned women and girls in the country from studying, writing, working or moving in society.

Taliban expands economic team

The Taliban government of Afghanistan has strengthened the economic team. For this, a commerce minister and two deputy have been appointed. The group will seek to revive a financial system with a sudden halt to billions of dollars in foreign aid. On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference that Nooruddin Azizi, a businessman from Panjshir province, north of Kabul, has been named as the acting minister of commerce and industry. They will start work immediately. Ajizi is joined by the caretaker finance minister and the economic affairs minister in a team facing a difficult task. Both were announced earlier.

women may be included at a later time

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, while giving information about the cabinet expansion, said that women could be included in the government at a later time. However, he did not specify any specific time for this. The spokesman said that rules are being prepared for Afghan girls to read, write and work according to the Shariat. But no time limit has been given for when these rules will be ready. Mujahid said minorities, such as the Hazra community, have been taken care of in this cabinet expansion. Deputy ministers have been hired for technical proficiency.

Commenting on the international community's hesitation to recognize the government, the Mujahid said there was no reason to put the work on hold. It is the responsibility of the United Nations and other countries to recognize our government. Along with this, Asian, European and Islamic countries have a responsibility to establish diplomatic relations with us. The Taliban currently need international help to run their government. The condition of this country is dire after four decades of long struggle. The previous government, running with American support, was dependent on international aid. Afghanistan's economy was in dire straits before the Taliban took power last month. Now the situation is getting worse in the new regime.

Poverty has suddenly started increasing. The Taliban does not consider this situation to be very worrying. The spokesman says that most of the funding given to the previous corrupt government was used in the 20-year war against the Taliban. The spokesman said that we can run our business without foreign help. We have enough resources. According to what we have seen and understood so far, Afghanistan is not an economically unsuccessful country. We have enough revenue. If we control and store it properly then we will solve all our immediate problems. But it is not yet clear how revenue will be raised from the country, which is projecting 97 percent of the population of the United Nations to reach below the poverty line by the end of the year. The Taliban have named their cabinet as the interim government, but have not yet made it clear whether elections will be held in the country anytime soon.