- Title: Kabul residents hope for jobs and peace under Taliban rule
- Date: 26th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 26, 2021) (REUTERS) CARS DRIVING IN STREET PEOPLE, INCLUDING WOMEN WEARING BURQAS, WALKING NEXT TO CARS VARIOUS OF GROUP OF YOUNG MEN PLAYING VOLLEYBALL IN THE STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) RESIDENT OF KABUL, SAYED HASSIB, SAYING: "Our request and hope are that there should be peace all over Afghanistan and the youths shouldn't leave the country. Also, there should be job opportunities for them so that they stay and live in the country rather than leaving it." VARIOUS OF KABUL RESIDENT, SAYED HASSIB, PLAYING VOLLEYBALL IN STREET WITH OTHER MEN PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH MOVING TRAFFIC PEOPLE WALKING AND VEHICLES DRIVING DOWN STREET VARIOUS OF MUNICIPALITY WORKERS SITTING ON BENCH (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) MUNICIPALITY WORKER, MOHAMMAD REZA, SAYING: "Our demand from the Islamic emirate is to establish an Islamic government system in the country, and create job opportunities for people so everyone should have a job and live with dignity." EXTERIOR OF ABDUL RAHMAN MOSQUE VARIOUS OF CARS IN STREET CYCLISTS WEAVING THROUGH TRAFFIC
- Embargoed: 9th September 2021 15:15
- Keywords: Afghanistan Kabul streets Taliban children playing
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERX0NK7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Kabul residents on Thursday (August 26) said their hope for the new Taliban rule was for peace in Afghanistan and job opportunities for everyone.
During their 1996-2001 rule, also guided by Islamic law, or shariah, the Taliban stopped women from working and administered punishments including public stoning. Girls were not allowed to go to school and women had to wear all-enveloping 'burqas' to go out and then only when accompanied by a male relative.
As people in the capital acclimatised to the new developments, some hoped this Taliban leadership would be different.
"Our demand from the Islamic emirate is to establish an Islamic government system in the country, and create job opportunities for people so everyone should have a job and live with dignity," said municipality worker Mohammad Reza.
Resident Sayed Hassib said he hoped there would be peace in Afghanistan and youths would not feel compelled to flee.
"There should be job opportunities for them so that they stay and live in the country rather than leaving it," he said.
In the 11 days since the Taliban swept into Kabul, the United States and its allies have mounted one of the biggest air evacuations in history, bringing out more than 88,000 people, including 19,000 on Tuesday (August 24). The U.S. military says planes are taking off the equivalent of every 39 minutes.
The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport on Thursday, citing the threat of an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many people as possible before an Aug. 31 deadline.
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