Pak urges Afghan authorities to reconsider ban on higher education of women
The Taliban rulers on Tuesday banned university education for women nationwide
Pakistan on Wednesday urged the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan to reconsider their decision to suspend university and higher education for female students, emphasising that both men and women have the inherent right to education in accordance with the injunctions of Islam.
The Taliban rulers on Tuesday banned university education for women nationwide, as they took decisive steps to crush their right to education and freedom.
It was a far cry from their promise of a softer rule when they seized power last year, with the Taliban regime strongly implementing their strict interpretation of the Islamic law or Sharia.
It said that Pakistan's position on this issue has been clear and consistent.
It strongly urged the Afghan authorities to revisit the decision taken.
Relations between Pakistan and the Taliban-led Afghanistan plummeted in recent weeks after Afghan border troops this month twice fired across the border at civilians, causing damage to life.