- Title: Kabul residents hope Taliban will ensure jobs and stability
- Date: 4th September 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (SEPTEMBER 4, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MEN WITH EMPTY WHEELBARROWS, CROWDED STREETS MOSQUE, CROWDED STREET VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) UNIVERSITY STUDENT, MOHAMMAD FAHIM, SAYING: "Our demand from the Islamic Emirate is to activate the schools and universities for students and to provide jobs for the people. We want them to prevent armed robberies, and to reduce killings." VARIOUS OF STALLS ON COMMERCIAL STRIPS, PEOPLE GOING PAST (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) SCHOOL TEACHER, MOHAMMAD ZAHIR, SAYING: "Security is good all over the country and the people are happy, but the lack of work and the non-announcement of the government has disturbed the people and everyone is confused, and the people do not know what the future of the homeland will be, because everyone is confused." VARIOUS OF STORES ON STREET, TRAFFIC GOING PAST
- Embargoed: 18th September 2021 09:26
- Keywords: Afghanistan Kabul Taliban conflict education jobs residents school soundbites stability voxpops
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ETAY6O7
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- Story Text:Residents of Kabul hoped the Taliban would be able to ensure jobs and stability on Saturday (September 4), amid confusion over their futures as the Islamist militant movement delays the announcement of a new government after their takeover of Afghanistan.
Video footage showed men waiting by streets with empty wheelbarrows, while people -- including women and children -- were seen to be walking freely on crowded streets.
"Our demand from the Islamic Emirate is to activate the schools and universities for students and to provide jobs for the people. We want them to prevent armed robberies, and to reduce killings," said university student Mohammad Fahim.
According to a Taliban spokesman, a new Afghan government is due to be announced on Saturday. Earlier, Taliban sources had said the group's co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar would be the new leader.
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