Men And Women Cannot Work Together: Taliban Leader

Kabul: A senior figure in the ruling Taliban has said that women should not be allowed to work with men. If it is implemented, the rule would bar women from working in government offices, banks, media companies and beyond.

A senior figure in the Taliban close to the leadership, Waheedullah Hashimi said that the group would fully implement its version of sharia, or Islamic law, despite pressure from the international community to allow women the right to work where they want, reported news agency Reuters.

“We have fought for almost 40 years to bring (the) sharia law system to Afghanistan,” Hashimi was quoted as saying in an interview. “Sharia … does not allow men and women to get together or sit together under one roof.

“Men and women cannot work together. That is clear. They are not allowed to come to our offices and work in our ministries,” Hashimi was quoted as saying by the news agency.

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