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Khalilzad’s new remedy for Afghanistan

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Kabul: Zalmay Khalilzad, the former special representative of the US government for Afghanistan affairs, once again asked the Afghan interim government officials to pay attention to the advices of Maulavi Abdul Hamid, an Iranian cleric regarding the education of girls in Afghanistan.

“Those Taliban leaders who banned girls and women from high schools and universities should listen to Mawlavi Abdul Hamid. In his sermon today (Friday), he says men and women have equal rights to education, and no government or leader can deny them this,” Khalilzad tweeted.

“Governments should pay attention to women. There is no difference between the education of women and men. As it is necessary for men the same way it is necessary for women,” Mawlawi Abdul Hamid said.

Afghanistan ministries of Higher Education and Economy suspended female students from attending universities and banned women to work for foreign organizations.

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