Deputy FM calls for girls’ education

KABUL (Tolo News): Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, called for women’s rights to be provided and said it is the responsibility of the government to provide safe education for girls in the country

Speaking at a gathering held to mark the anniversary of the death of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, a former Islamic Emirate leader, Stanikzai said that women make up half of the Afghan population and that they should be provided with their rights based on Afghan culture and Islamic values. “Women can’t even ask for their inheritance. They are deprived of the right to education. Where will women learn Shariah lessons? Women make up half of Afghanistan’s population,” he said.

He was also critical of the small budget for development in economic sectors and said the people are forced to leave the country due to economic challenges.