The Taliban today said that they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted a “genuine Islamic system” in Afghanistan that would make provisions for women’s rights in line with cultural traditions and religious rules.
The statement came amid slow progress in the talks between the hardline Islamic group and Afghan government representatives in Qatar. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the Taliban’s political office said that Taliban understands that the world and Afghans have queries and questions about the form of the system to be established following withdrawal of foreign troops. He said that ‘facilities would be provided’ for women to work and be educated.
The violence has risen dramatically around Afghanistan ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces by September 11.