A Taliban spokesman said that women should participate in the work of the government “in accordance with Sharia law.”

The Taliban on Tuesday announced an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and called on women to participate in the work of its government, trying to reduce tensions in the capital.

The statement by Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban Commission on Cultural Affairs, was the first speech by a representative of the federal authorities after the lightning march of the Taliban across the country.

“The Islamic Emirate does not want women to become victims,” Samangani said, using the name that the militants use to refer to Afghanistan. “They should be part of the government structure in accordance with sharia law.”

“The government structure is not completely clear, but based on experience, there should be a completely Islamic leadership, to which all parties should join,” he added.

Samangani was vague about other details, implying that people already know the provisions of Sharia, which the Taliban expects them to follow.