Pakistan urges Afghan Taliban to revisit ban on university girls

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ISLAMABAD: A day after the Taliban barred women from pursuing higher education, Pakistan urged the Afghan government to revisit the decision to stop university education for female in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Office issued a statement saying, “Pakistan is disappointed to learn of the suspension of the university and higher education for girls in Afghanistan.”

The FO said Pakistan’s position on this issue had been clear and consistent.

“We strongly believe that every man and woman has the inherent right to education in accordance with the injunctions of Islam,” it said. “We strongly urge the Afghan authorities to revisit this decision”.

The Afghan Taliban authorities on Tuesday ordered an indefinite ban on university education for girls, the ministry of higher education said in a letter issued to all government and private universities.



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