By: Rukhshana Media
Taliban banned female government employees from entering government offices without wearing proper Hijab, Sadiq Akef Mahajer, the spokesman for the group’s ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, said in a press release.
Taliban has also sent an “advice letter” to female civil servants working in different government ministries, asking them to wear hijab based on “Islamic Sharia” or face termination.
Asked what is proper hijab, Mahajer, told Rukhshana media, “burqa,” a head-to-toe cover, which is the Taliban’s favorite.
Mahajer said male employees of the government also need to grow beard, and those without beard can’t hold government positions. Taliban also segregated male and female employees in government offices.
Ministry of the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice of the Taliban had made Hijab compulsory and ordered taxi drivers not to drive women without Hijab soon after the Taliban’s return to power.