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Afghanistan: Taliban tell female doctors, healthcare workers to resume work

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  • The Taliban have said that the Islamic Emirate has no issue with women returning to work

Kabul: As the health situation in Afghanistan worsens, the Taliban have urged female doctors and healthcare workers across all provinces to resume duties. They have said the Islamic Emirate does not have any issue with the women returning to work.

In a tweet, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said, “All female employees of the Ministry of Public Health both in provinces and the Capital are informed to resume their jobs on regular manner. The Islamic Emirate has no issue with their resumption of jobs. Z.Mujahid.”

Earlier, there were reports of the Taliban asking women to stay at home for “security reasons” as the fighters were not yet trained to respect women.

“It’s a very temporary procedure,” the group’s spokesman  Zabihullah Mujahid said while asking working women in the country to stay at home until a proper security system was put in place to ensure their safety.

He said they were working on procedures to allow female government workers to return to office.

However, concerns over curtailment of women’s rights and freedom in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime continue despite such assurance, mainly because of contradictory ground reports.

 

 

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