Sources in Herat said on Tuesday that a number of government offices in the province had resumed their activities without the presence of women employees.
Employees emphasized that they continue to serve the citizens.
Breshna Company in Herat resumed its work a day after the Taliban took control of Herat city, and now is operating as before.
“The staff are back on duty and there are no problems,” said Mullah Khair Mohammad Meraj, the Taliban member heading the Herat Breshna company.
“The electricity department is open to clients and there are no problems,” said Hafizullah Heydari, a resident of Herat.
Kabir Ahmad Jami, a resident of Herat, said: “The electricity department is open and the staff of this department handles the problems of the clients with good behavior.”
While work has resumed in a number of government institutions in Herat, residents of the province said that women employees in government offices have not yet appeared.
Regarding the presence of women in government institutions in Herat, Mawlawi Abdul Qayum Rohani, the Taliban governor for the province, said: “We have rules on women's work. Women should not have any worries and they can continue their work based on the Sharia laws.” He added: “Men and women deserve to have those rights that have been defined in Islam.”
Several public service offices in Herat have not yet been opened. One is the Office of Electronic ID cards, which is currently inactive while thousands of people are waiting to get their electronic ID cards.
“Government offices should be opened soon to solve the people's problems,” said Abdullah, a resident of Herat.
Mullah Mohammad Delbar, the Taliban's deputy for the Justice Department in Herat, said: “We invited all the staff of the Justice Department to continue their work in this department, all of them have come in. We will assist each other and will work together."
Taliban officials in Herat are urging all government employees in the province to return to their duties. According to them, there are no restrictions on the activities of government employees in Herat.
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