IEA says girls’ schools will reopen soon

KABUL (Agencies): Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and deputy minister of the IEA’s Ministry of Information and Culture, said progress has been made at a meeting of religious scholars and girls’ schools would reopen soon. Speaking to reporters in Kabul Mujahid said: “Good progress has been made at the meeting of the country’s scholars regarding the reopening of girls’ schools and other major political issues, and girls’ schools will be reopened in the near future.”
He said that the meeting, attended by tribal leaders and influential people of the country, is focusing on major political, security and social issues. “The Ulema are consulting on the reopening of girls’ schools, and progress will be made soon,” said Mujahid.
Meanwhile, Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate, said that a meeting of religious scholars would be held to discuss the issue of girls going to school. The closure of girls’ schools above the sixth grade sparked a major outcry around the world with the international community repeatedly calling for schools to reopen. Officials at the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Emirate have said that they will reopen girls’ schools in the near future within the framework of Islamic principles.