Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Kabir in a meeting with UNAMA envoy Markus Potzel discussed women’s access to work and education as well as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and an inclusive government in the country.
In this meeting, the deputy prime minister said the Islamic Emirate has pledged to an inclusive government.
“Efforts are made to have people in government from different ethnic groups to be aware and committed to their country,” said Hassan Haqyar, a media official in the Prime Minister’s office.
Potzel said that Islamic Emirate’s latest decision about the ban on women aid workers will have negative impacts on the international community’s assistance.
Meanwhile, the acting minister of mines and petroleum, Shahabuddin Delawar, at a press conference in Kabul assured that the problem of women’s education will be addressed.
“Religious scholars are educated but nobody knows now that the issue is until the next order and we are waiting for all the problems to be solved,” Delawar said.
A number of analysts said that the ban on women’s jobs in NGOs will have a negative impact on the country’s situation.
“The closure of schools and universities and the ban on women aid workers will have a negative impact on the future and the consequences will be irreparable," said Mohammad Omar Nahzat, a political analyst.
“The right to education and work is clear in Islam. We ask the Islamic Emirate to lift the bans,” said Sayed Hashim Jawadi Balkhabi, a political analyst.