Kabul: The entire world has been worrying about the future of Afghanistan and its people, now that the Taliban have taken over the entire country. The biggest fear is for women and girls who may be the worst affected, just like during the previous regime.
For now, the Taliban have been talking about taking care of the people in Afghanistan. The group’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said that the issue of women was “important” and that the Taliban “recognises the rights to women that Islam gave them”, adding that women could “work, go to school, and can work in schools and in hospitals”. He was speaking at a press conference.
Mujahid said that the Afghans have the right to implement Shariah. Different countries have their own laws and “Afghans have the right to live under their own laws,” he said.
He added that no one from the US or international community would be harmed after the group’s takeover of Afghanistan. Mujhid once again assured that the Taliban had given amnesty to everybody and that no one would go after Afghans who had worked with the US.
He said that the fighters have been instructed to not harm anybody or knock at any door unnecessarily.
According to Mujahid, the group entered Kabul, after previously assurance that it would not touch the capital, because the previous administration was “incompetent”. The Taliban took over Kabul, he said, to ensure its security.
He added that while they were committed to a free and independent media, the latter “should not work against national values”.
Meanwhile, there are reports of UK Prime Minister warning Pakistan PM Imran Khan against recognizing Taliban as a legitimate government unilaterally.
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