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Some IEA officials differ ban on women higher education: Khalilzad

Some IEA officials differ ban on women higher education: Khalilzad

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21 Dec 2022 - 13:42
Some IEA officials differ ban on women higher education: Khalilzad
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21 Dec 2022 - 13:42

ATLANTA (Pajhwok): Former US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has said that some officials of the acting Afghan government have opposed the postponement of women higher education.

“Women’s banishment from higher education by a faction within the Taliban is shocking and incomprehensible,” said Khalilzad.

In exclusive interactions with The Express Tribune, the ex-US special envoy added that there is nothing within Islam or in Afghan history to justify such a decision.

He further referred that distinguished Islamic scholars in Afghanistan and around the world remind us that education for women as well as for men is a basic Islamic principle.

On Tuesday, The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) postponed women higher education nationwide till the next order, an official said.

MoHE Spokesperson Ziaullah Hashami announced the development after sharing an official statement on his twitter handle in this regard.

“All state and public universities of the country are informed that based on the cabinet decision No. 28 women higher education is postponed till the next order,” the statement reads.

It added universities should take immediate step in this regard.

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