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Ban on Women’s Education Imposed on People has no Basis in Afghanistan Culture: Faiq

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, said that the Taliban’s restrictions on women have nothing to do with religion, but the root of this issue lies in Pashtuns’ culture.

On Wednesday, February 1 2023, the United Nations held a meeting on Afghanistan; Pakistan’s representative to the UN repeated the statements of Imran Kahn, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, saying the ban on Afghan women’s education and work is rooted in the Pashtun’s culture.
 Akram added that the Pashtuns have a peculiar culture in which they have been trying to keep women at home for a long time.

Nasir Ahmad Faiq, the permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, reacted to the Pakistani representative’s statement and said that the ban on women’s education has nothing to do with the culture of the Afghanistan people but was imposed from outside. 

On the other hand, Akram’s remarks have met a wide range of bitter reactions on social media, which have been considered insulting to Pashtun people. 

The decree on women’s education was issued by the Taliban in December last month. Recently, the interim government informed all the private and public universities to refuse registering girls for the upcoming university entrance exam. 

In addition, Khalid Hanafi, acting minister of the Ministry of Virtue and vice, had previously said that “the people of Afghanistan do not want to send their women and girls to school.”

However, the people of Afghanistan have reacted to the ban on Afghan female education in the past two years and have denied the remarks that the prohibition of education has cultural roots.
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