Taliban officials, who established the Islamic Emirate after the restoration of Kabul, announced a general amnesty for state officials and urged women to participate in the government.
According to the Associated Press, which quoted the statement broadcast on television, the Taliban forces indicated today that they “do not want women to be victims” and urged them to participate in the government without specifying the type of measures that will be taken in this regard. ..
The former Afghan State TV, which has been controlled by the Taliban since last Sunday, broadcast today the statements of Enma Allah Semanghani, a member of the Cultural Committee of the Islamic Emirate, regarding employees and women.
The official in the Islamic Emirate added that “the government structure has not been fully defined yet.”
“Based on the experience, (the government) will consist of Islamic leaders from the different ‘parties’,” said Semanghani, who was broadcast around 11 am in Kabul (three and a half hours more than in Lisbon).
On the other hand, the Taliban declared that “a general amnesty has been declared for everyone (…) and therefore, everyone must return to normal life, with confidence.”
International agencies have reported that “calm has returned” to Kabul International Airport after a chaotic day marked by hundreds of people trying to flee the country on US planes.
At least seven people have died in the past 48 hours during accidents at Kabul airport, a city of nearly five million people.
Civilians in the capital have remained in their homes since the Taliban took over the city.
Information on events in the country’s 34 provinces is scarce.
However, the International Committee of the Red Cross said today that thousands of people have been injured in the fighting in recent weeks.
But an official source involved in the Qatar talks, quoted by AFP, said, anonymously, that Taliban leader Amir Khan Muttaki arrived in Kabul today.
Mottaki, who was in Doha, Qatar, was Minister of Education during the government that controlled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001.
Mottaki made contact with Afghan political leaders before former President Ghani went into exile on Sunday.
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