- Taliban will make limited concessions on women’s rights and permit international NGO operations, to secure international recognition
- Group will focus on establishing governance structures under Shura council headed by Akhundzada, though his role in governance will be limited
- Organisations dealing with government institutions will face compliance risks, with Taliban takeover meaning transactions risk violating sanctions
In the Taliban’s first press conference since it seized Kabul on 15 August, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would guarantee all women’s rights “within the limits of Islam”.
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