Barring of women from university ‘not permanent’, says Nadim

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Minister of Higher Education, Neda Mohammad Nadim, said that the closing of universities for female students is a temporary decision and not permanent.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony, the acting minister also stressed that the Islamic Emirate is committed to the rights of all citizens.
“There is a certain issue that all the media is focusing on. That is the issue of female education. In this regard, since the start, there has been no word about a ban, but it was a temporary decision,” he said. Nadim said that there has been no drop in female instructors and directors’ salaries.
“Currently, all of our female instructors and directors are receiving their salaries. There has been no drop in payment of their salaries,” he said.
Nadim said the people should not bring up the demands which are against Islamic law and Afghan culture.
Addressing the same ceremony, the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Khalil Rahman Haqqani, speaking about the responsibility of legal professionals, said that judges should make their decisions with caution.
“The judges should not come under pressure from anyone and should make their decisions courageously, and should not give in under pressure,” he said.
The acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation ensured that the Islamic Emirate is committed to strengthening the educational sector in the country.