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Taliban's policies on women affecting Afghanistan's relations: Ex-minister

Taliban's policy on women's education and work will impact negatively Afghanistan's relations with the international community, former Minister of Finance, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said

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Taliban's policy on women's education and work will impact negatively Afghanistan's relations with the international community, former Minister of Finance, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said, TOLOnews reported.
In an interview with TOLOnews, the former Minister of Finance said that the constitution and the people's support are important for governance.
"There were policies that made the space unfavourable. The trust that the people needed has not been formed. Our relations with the world countries have been undermined," Zakhailwal said.
He even suggested that the issue of women's education should be solved within Afghanistan so that the international community won't interfere in internal affairs.
"A government is legitimate when it has a constitution and the support of the people. No government has full legitimacy without the support of the people," TOLOnews quoted Zakhailwal saying.
Political analyst Mohammad Hassan Haqyar, said on the remarks of Zakhailwal: "The policies of the Islamic Emirate about the education and work of women created problems for the Islamic Emirate inside and outside the country. It almost isolated the Islamic Emirate. It created problems about recognition and reduced the attention of the international community to Afghanistan."
The closure of girls' schools in Afghanistan has drawn criticism from all over the world.
Since the Taliban retook control in August 2021, numerous limitations have been placed on women. One of these restrictions, the university ban, has outraged people worldwide, particularly Muslims.
Earlier, the Taliban banned girls from going to school and after that, they have been banned to visit universities as well.
The Taliban regime issued the ban after accusing female students of disobeying the university's rigorous dress code and requiring them to travel to and from campus with a male relative.
TOLOnews recently reported that, as Afghan women continue to grapple with challenges related to education due to Taliban-imposed bans, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a statement said that the females in war-torn Afghanistan are living in exile in their own country.
The UN Chief reiterated that the basic rights of Afghan women and girls are trampled due to the ban on education by the de-facto authorities, reported TOLOnews.
Female students in Afghnaistan have repeatedly called out to the Taliban to open education institutions for girls to attend at the earliest.

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First Published: Mar 17 2023 | 8:26 AM IST

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