Afghanistan’s Taliban say dealing with reopening girls’ high schools

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KABUL: The Taliban administration in Afghanistan is working towards resuming high school education for women, who were neglected of a current return to school for boys and more youthful women, although a Taliban representative speaking on Tuesday gave no time frame for action.
The Taliban state they have actually altered given that their 1996-2001 rule, when they barred females from leaving house without a male relative and shuttered schools for women, but they stirred scepticism when they said last week that they would open schools for high school-aged kids but not ladies.
“In the case of schools (for female trainees), the ministry of education is working hard to offer the ground for the education of high school girls as quickly as possible, work is under method on the procedure, and it is hoped that this will be done, God ready,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters at a press conference in Kabul.
Younger ladies in main schools have actually already resumed studies in segregated classes.
The Taliban also revealed appointments for numerous deputy ministers, although none were women.
Amnesty International on Tuesday launched an instruction on the degeneration of human rights considering that the Taliban took control of, stating some ladies’s rights were under danger while demonstrations on the matter had actually been violently suppressed.
Mujahid stated at the rundown that “work is ongoing” on barriers to women’s ability to work, without offering details.
“We are trying to enhance the cabinet further, and God willing, ladies will be appointed to certain positions in the needed areas, and one day we will announce (their names) here,” he said.

Published at Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:01:50 -0500

Taliban appoint hardline battleground commanders to essential Afghan posts

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Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers revealed numerous senior consultations on Tuesday, calling 2 seasoned battlefield commanders from the motion’s southern heartlands as deputies in important ministries.
Main Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir will be deputy defence minister, while Sadr Ibrahim was called deputy minister for the interior. Both men had been anticipated to take significant positions in the brand-new government but neither was called in the main list of ministers revealed this month.
The 2 were identified in UN reports as being among battlefield leaders faithful to the former Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who were pushing the leadership to step up the war against the Western-backed government.
The visits add to the roster of hardliners in the main group of ministers, that included figures like Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of the terrorist Haqqani network, blamed for a string of attacks on civilian targets.
But the visits also appear to show concern within the Taliban to secure unity by balancing the regional and personal distinctions that have actually surfaced as the movement transitions from a wartime guerrilla force to a peacetime administration.
According to a UN Security Council report from June, both Zakir and Sadr commanded significant forces of their own, called mahaz, that traditionally ran throughout numerous provinces.
They were thought about so effective and independent that there were concerns within the leadership that this might stoke tension over the loyalties of certain groups, particularly in the south and southwest of the nation.
Zakir, a former detainee in the United States military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, was a close associate of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar. He was caught when US-led forces swept through in Afghanistan in 2001 and was incarcerated in Guantanamo until 2007, according to media reports.
He was launched and handed over to the Afghan federal government and was commonly tipped to become defence minister in the new federal government prior to Mullah Omar’s child, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, was appointed to the post.
Sadr, a previous head of the Taliban military commission from the southern province of Helmand, will be deputy to Sirajuddin Haqqani, whose family originates from the eastern borderlands with Pakistan.

Published at Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:57:05 -0500