Afghan women’s soccer team arrives in Pakistan

Pakistani Information Minister Chaudhry said the Afghan women’s soccer team had arrived in the country as Afghans were still trying to evacuate.

“We are pleased to welcome the Afghan women’s soccer team. They have moved from Afghanistan to the Torkham border,” Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry posted on Twitter on September 14, adding that the Afghan women’s team was represented by the Union. Pakistani football team welcomes.

Minister Chaudhry did not give more details about the female Afghan players such as their number and plans after arriving in Pakistan.

It is part of a group of Afghan intellectuals and influencers who rushed to leave the country, especially women, after the Taliban took over the country. Last month, 10 girls from Afghanistan’s robotics team were also brought to Doha, Qatar.

An Afghan woman on the streets of Kabul on September 5.  Photo: AFP.

An Afghan woman on the streets of Kabul on September 5. Photo: AFP.

After taking control of the country, the Taliban pledged to build a more moderate government than 20 years ago, especially ensuring women’s rights within the framework of Islamic law.

However, many people questioned this commitment when the Taliban built a government without women and imposed regulations such as not allowing women to play sports, not allowing men and women to study and work together. Taliban Culture Committee official Ahmadullah Wasiq said on September 8 that Islam allows women to go out based on needs such as shopping, but said that “sports are not considered essential needs”.

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