UPDATE: Islamic values at core of Afghan government Aug. 17, 2021

from World Business Report· ·

Not much more than 24 hours after the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, they held their first press conference. In front of the world's media they claimed they did not want revenge, that the country would not be used as a base for terrorism and that women would enjoy rights according to sharia [Islamic law]. BBC's Sana Safi from the Afghan Service gives us her reaction. We also hear from the head of Afghanistan's central bank Ajmal Ahmady, who fled the capital on Sunday evening as the Taliban took control.



Not much more than 24 hours after the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, they held their first press conference. In front of the world's media they claimed they did not want revenge, that the country would not be used as a base for terrorism and that women would enjoy rights according to sharia [Islamic law]. BBC's Sana Safi from the Afghan Service gives us her reaction. We also hear from the head of Afghanistan's central bank Ajmal Ahmady, who fled the capital on Sunday evening as the Taliban took control.