Taliban ask women doctors, health workers to return back to work in Afghanistan
As health crisis worsens in Afghanistan, the Taliban have reportedly urged female employees in all hospitals and provinces across Afghanistan to resume jobs. The statement comes amid reports that women are being denied work in the Taliban-controlled nation.
"All female employees of the Ministry of Public Health both in provinces and the Capital are informed to resume their jobs on regular manner. The Islamic Emirate has no issue with their resumption of jobs. Z.Mujahid," tweeted Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen quoting Zabihullah Mujahid.
However, earlier the Taliban had asked women to stay at home as the fighters of the insurgent group are yet not trained to respect women.
"It's a very temporary procedure," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said while asking working women in Afghanistan to stay at home until a proper security system is in place to ensure their safety.
Amid fears that the Taliban might curtail the freedom of women in the country, Zabihullah Mujahid had told reporters in Kabul on Tuesday that the group were working on procedures for female government workers to return to their jobs, but added that for now, they should stay home for "security" reasons.