Taliban 2.0: Leaders promise rule unlike their previous illiberal regime

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Aug, 2021. 01:42 pm
Taliban 2.0: Leaders promise rule unlike their previous illiberal regime

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said that the security of all foreigners in Afghanistan is guaranteed and women will be given all rights according to Sharia.

“We do not want to repeat any conflict and war, so the Islamic Emirate has no enmity with anyone, all animosities are over,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah told his first press conference in Kabul after the recapture of Afghanistan.

Taliban seems more ‘open-ended’ as compared to their previous regime the reason is that they want to be accepted as a political power instead of their image as extremist Islamists.

Highlights of the Taliban’s first press conference

* No enmity with anyone, a general amnesty for all

* Women’s rights will be respected according to Sharia

* Private media will be free but should not work against national interests

• Afghan territory will not be allowed to be used against any country

* Afghanistan will be a drug-free country

In an interview with the British channel Sky News, Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban’s political office, referring to the hijab of women in Afghanistan, said that the Taliban would not ask women to wear the full burqa but would have to wear the hijab.

He said that the hijab will be for the security of women.

In addition, Sohail Shaheen has also denied reports of Mujahideen forcibly marrying underage girls.

In a statement released on Twitter, Shaheen said that all the claims that all those claims that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan forces people to marry their young girls to Mujahideen are totally wrong.

Shaheen termed the rumours as poisonous propaganda.

He also assured security to all diplomats, embassies, consulates, and charitable workers, and said whether they are international or national that not only no problem will be created for them on the part of IEA but a secure environment will be provided to them.

On sectarian conflicts, in a video one of the Taliban leaders was seeing saying that Islamic Emirates Mujahideen don’t have the ideology of ISIS and also he cleared that the Taliban are not against Shia Muslims.

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