Kabul: According to the statements made by the interim mayor of Kabul, Hamdulla Namony, the working women of the city have been ordered by the Taliban to stay at home.
Only those women whose professional skills cannot be replaced by men are allowed to report to work, as per reports. This includes women working in the field of design and engineering and also female attendants of public toilets for women.
The Taliban had promised tolerance and inclusion of women when they first gained over Afghanistan. However, the women are now facing oppression under the Taliban's imposition of Islamic values. During the rule of Taliban in 1990s, the women and girls were not even allowed to attend school or go have a job.
The mayor also added that the Taliban has not made a decision regarding the matter of employment of women. The women are, however, allowed to draw their salaries until a proper decision is made.
The women workers made up about one-third of the 3000 city employees in all departments before the Taliban rule came into force.
Earlier, the Taliban government had banned sports for women citing that it was against the values of Islam.