ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interreligious Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor said on Tuesday that Afghan women would join mainstream politics if the situation improves in Afghanistan.
During his meeting with Dr. Jasper Wieck, German Special Representative for Afghanistan, as well as with the German Ambassador here, they discussed various issues, including the Pak-Afghan economic and social situation, peace and the development of the region.
The minister said that Afghanistan itself is a victim of terrorism and after the situation improves, Afghan women will definitely be integrated into the national mainstream. The minister said that Islam is a broad-minded religion and there are no restrictions on the education and employment of women. Islam gave more rights to women.
He said: “The world has a misconception about the Taliban. The Taliban consider respect for women to be more important than higher education.
The German special representative said that Germany had invested millions of dollars in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. However, he condemned the recent wave of terrorism in Afghanistan. He said that after the upcoming OIC summit, a delegation of prominent German scholars will visit Afghanistan.