Taliban hold first ‘Loya Jirga’ after capturing power in Kabul

Kabul, Aug 23: After capturing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Monday held their first ‘Loya Jirga’ or grand assembly, attended by hundreds of religious leaders.

Taliban spokesperson Zabehullah Mujahid said it is the first-ever Loya Jirga held in the Afghan capital after the fundamentalist group took over Kabul.

While addressing the Jirga, Mujahid said that young men and women would work to help build the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. He also spoke about the education system in the country.

Hundreds of religious leaders attend the Taliban’s preaching and guidance commission at the Loya Jirga.

“Your jihad was for the Islamic system and Islamic rule. Don’t be afraid of anything,” Mujahid told the Loya Jirga.

He said Afghanistan will be self-sufficient through the implementation of economic plans.

The Taliban have also said that girls can study from the first grade to higher education.

Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is sending a delegation to Kabul to meet the Taliban leaders.

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