Reopening of girls’ schools on the cards

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CHARIKAR (SW) – Haibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Islamic Emirate, in a meeting with the security commanders of the provinces, has emphasized on reopening the gates of schools and universities to girls, said a senior official on Friday.

Azizullah Omar, the security commander of Parwan, who was summoned to Kandahar a few days ago at the request of Haibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Islamic Emirate, in a gathering of provincial security commanders, said this in an interview with the local reporter of Salam Watandar.

Mr. Omar, quoting the leader of the Islamic Emirate, added that the issue of schools and universities being closed to girls is only due to the non-finalization of the educational curriculum, which is reviewed and prepared by a commission, and upon completion of its work and after the approval of religious scholars, the gates of the schools will be closed.

The leader of the Islamic Emirate has emphasized that the curriculum of universities and high school courses has been finalized and only the curriculum of the secondary courses of schools remains, and after its completion, schools and universities will be reopened to girls, he said.

A number of female students above the sixth grade and their family members, being concerned about the closure of the gates of schools and universities to girls, want to reopen them. They say that they hoped that with the beginning of the new educational year, the Islamic Emirate might open the gates of these educational institutions to girls.

The commander of the security of Parwan, quoting the leader of the Islamic Emirate, said that the constitution of the previous government has been canceled and until the approval of the new law, a procedure will be created and used. Mr. Omar, quoting Haibatullah Akhundzada, added that Islamic Sharia is a law now.

Parwan’s security commander, in a part of his statement about the house-to-house inspection at night, quoted the leader of the Islamic Emirate, emphasized that the security forces should not continue house-to-house inspection at night. Mr. Omar clarified that the leader of the Islamic Emirate emphasized the good treatment of the Islamic Emirate forces at checkpoints and government offices with travelers and clients and added that the Islamic Emirate forces should create ease for the people, not worry.

It should be mentioned that international organizations and many countries have repeatedly demanded the Islamic Emirate to cancel the decree banning girls’ education in the past year and a half. But the Islamic Emirate has said that it is not against the education of girls and that the closure of girls’ schools is ‘temporary’.