Kabul: While Taliban has made hijab mandatory for women journalists appearing on TV screens, it is now pledging to work for improving women's education.
Taliban's spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told media at a public gathering in Kabul the government would provide education and work opportunities to girls and women in the coming years.
Meanwhile, BBC reported that under the new guidelines of the Taliban regime, young women and girls are restricted from going to schools.
Mujahid further said the Taliban government is committed to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
"If we facilitate some projects and provide security, the economic challenges will not last for more than six months or one year at the most," TOLOnews quoted Mujahid as saying.
As per Afghani publication TOLONews, the participants in the gathering also criticised the former Afghan government and held them accountable for ethnic chaos and disunity among the Afghan people.
TOLONews quoted the deputy of Hezb-e-Milat party Jafar Mehdawi as saying, "Our people were the victims during the past decade."
"The back-to-back crisis happened in Afghanistan and, therefore, there is a great need for social justice," said a religious cleric.