Taliban Denies Lifting Restrictions On Women’s Work And Education

Taliban Denies Lifting Restrictions On Women’s Work And Education
Afghanistan has rejected the call to abolish the restriction on women working and attending educational institutions, according to a news agency.

The Taliban officials stated that this matter is Afghanistan's domestic social affair.

Suhail Shaheen, head of the Taliban Political Office, questioned how the Doha meeting's conclusion could be approved or carried out without his government's participation.

However, the Taliban government was not invited to this meeting, which was attended by ambassadors from over 20 different nations and international organizations.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres referred to the recent meeting as "important" and indicated that "another meeting will be held in the future."

When a journalist questioned Guterres, who presided over the aforementioned conference, about the potential of ever having a direct meeting with the Taliban, he responded, "If the time is right, I will not deny the possibility."

China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Britain, the United States, Uzbekistan, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation were among the countries that participated in the meeting.

According to Reuters, the committee had agreed to allow the Taliban government's Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi's meet with foreign ministers and diplomats from Pakistan and China.

Next Monday, Muttaqi will fly from Afghanistan to Pakistan's neighbor for the conference.

Due to sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, the Afghan minister has been subject to a travel ban, an arms embargo, and an asset freeze for a long time.

In a statement to the 15-member Security Council committee tasked with enforcing sanctions against the Taliban, Pakistan's UN mission said that Muttaqi needed to travel between May 6 and May 9 "for a meeting with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and China."