Some residents of Kabul complained over existing restrictions on visiting parks, saying they cannot go to parks and entertainment areas with their families.
Earlier, the Ministry of Vice and Virtue issued a schedule that allotted specific days for families as well as for men and women.
Paghman and Qargha are famous entertainment areas and are visited by hundreds of people and families on holidays, particularly on Fridays. However, based on the Ministry of Vice and Virtue’s schedule, Friday is scheduled for the men.
“Unfortunately, there is a problem with the schedule. The people can’t go to the parks on the days specified for families because they have to work. The holidays are allotted for the men,” said Ataulhaq Fazli, a resident of Kabul.
“I have only Friday as a day off. Today I came out with my family to visit the park but was not allowed to enter,” said Sulaiman, a resident of Kabul.
The restriction on parks is also affecting the business of restaurants and other industries in Paghman and Qargha.
“I suffered a loss of around 18,000 Afs last week. I butchered three sheep but sold only 3kg meat,” said Abdul Waheed, owner of a restaurant.
“If they consult us, we will tell them to allot Friday for the families. We have no problem with the schedule,” said Mustafa Jami, owner of the restaurant.