Islamic Emirate’s actions inconsistent with its pledges: price

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Referring to recent bans on female aid workers and women’s education, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that “the Taliban’s actions are inconsistent with what they have pledged” to the international community and the Afghan people.

Price made the remarks at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

“Our approach is well known. We have made no secret of the fact that the Taliban’s actions are inconsistent and at odds with what they have pledged to the international community, but more importantly what they have committed to the Afghan people.

Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the suspension of women aid workers and female education is temporary and that efforts are underway to pave the ground for women’s access to education and work in the country.

Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the suspension of women aid workers and female education is temporary and that efforts are underway to pave the ground for women’s access to education and work in the country.

“We are committed to those rights of men and women given to them by the Sharia. The Islamic Emirate is committed to fulfilling its commitments in this regard,” he said.

Analysts said women should be provided the opportunity to work and get an education if the orders are temporary.

“If it is a temporary order to bring facilities, it is good for Afghanistan. The Muslim world will also be happy with it,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.

“If the Taliban wants to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan, they should convey positive messages in response to these wishes of the international community and open the way for intra-Afghan negotiations to solve the problems,” said Stana Gul, a political affairs analyst.

In reaction to the suspension of women’s work and education, some organizations have suspended their operations in Afghanistan.—Tolo news