US worried over Taliban ban on female NGO workers

Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State

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# 25 December 2022 07:57 (UTC +04:00)

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken showed concerns with regard to the Taliban's most recent decision, in which the regime ordered non-governmental organizations (NGO), both foreign and domestic, to refrain from employing female staff, APA reports citing Teletrader.

"Deeply concerned that the Taliban’s ban on women delivering humanitarian aid in Afghanistan will disrupt vital and life-saving assistance to millions. Women are central to humanitarian operations around the world. This decision could be devastating for the Afghan people," Blinken wrote on his Twitter account.

The Taliban regime gave the order as some female workers have allegedly been wearing the Islamic headscarf the wrong way. Should the NGOs fail to comply, they will lose their work license in Afghanistan, it was stated in a letter from Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammed Hanif.