In an interview with the New York Times, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said things will be different under this Taliban rule than the previous regime, women will eventually be allowed to go to work, school, and hospitals, as long as they wear a head.
However, he said music will be banned in the country.
‘Music is forbidden in Islam, but we’re hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressure them,’ Mujahid said.
‘We want to build the future and forget what happened in the past,’ he added.
He also rejected allegations that Taliban would once again force women to stay inside or cover their faces and head in a burqa.
Taliban he added will also allow those with proper travel documents to leave the country.
‘They shouldn’t interfere in our country and take out our human resources: doctors, professors and other people we need here,’ Mujahid said. ‘In America, they might become dishwashers or cooks. It’s inhuman.’