Authorities appointed by the Taliban gave assurances this Thursday that the girls will be able to resume their education from next year and influenced the “reopening of schools” after the group took power in August.
“Our sisters can be sure that the schools will reopen,” said Taliban spokesman and deputy minister for information and culture, Zabihulá Mujahid, during a ceremony in the capital, Kabul.
“The Islamic Emirate is trying to set up a mechanism that corresponds to Islamic principles and national interests. After that, schools will reopen to our sisters,” he said.
He also stressed that the country is “in a new phase that requires cooperation and empathy from the nation,” said deputy Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi, who posted Muyahid’s testimony through his Twitter account.
Mujahid stressed that “the Islamic emirate has made great efforts to resolve political and ethnic problems through dialogue”, adding that “after the jihad against the occupation, jihad for the development of the country will begin”.
“The new Afghanistan emerged after the war. We are waiting for the start of major development projects,” said Muyahid and assured: “God willing, Afghanistan’s economy will grow in less than six months.”
Mujahid’s words came just over a week after Minister for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Mohamad Khaled Hanafi, affirmed that the Taliban respect the right of girls to education and “provided a framework for them” “create so that” boys and girls can continue their education in separate places. “
“Islam is not against education, but it is against education without a headscarf,” he argued. “The Islamic Emirate is creating a framework in which boys and girls can continue their education in separate locations,” he concluded.
The Taliban, who had seized power in Kabul shortly after the then President Ashraf Ghani had fled, announced the formation of a government characterized by the shortage of women and representatives of other political groups in Afghanistan.
Nonetheless, the Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Abdulsalam Hanafi, stressed in October that this executive branch was “inclusive” and added that the fundamentalist group had tried to include all ethnic groups and social sectors in the new authorities.