A Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid in a first press conference after Taking over Kabul vowed to secure Afghanistan. ‘Insurgents seek no revenge and everyone is forgiven’, said Zabihullah Mujahid who had been a shadowy figure issuing statements on behalf of the militants for years.
"Taliban are committed to providing women their rights based on Islamic Sharia law. There will be no discrimination against women but they have to live under the framework of Sharia law. We need women in various fields. We will allow them to work within the framework of Islam." Mujahid added.
He also said, “The media should be neutral, Islamic values should be taken into consideration and the media should broadcast on the basis of national values. We do not allow broadcasts against national interests and values. No broadcast should contradict Islamic values, they should be impartial, no one should broadcast anything that goes against our national interests.”
"The security of embassies in Kabul is of crucial importance to us. We would like to assure all foreign countries that our forces are there to ensure the security of all embassies, missions, international organizations, and aid agencies:," he said.
Many Afghans have expressed fear that the Taliban will return the country the brutal rule they used when last in charge, and foreign officials have said they will wait to see if the insurgents make good on their promises.