No Long Distance Travel For Women Without Male Relative: Taliban

No Long Distance Travel For Women Without Male Relative: Taliban

Andrew H. Sweet

The Taliban's ministry spokesman Sadeq Akif Muhajir said women seeking to travel long distances should not be offered road transport unless a close male relative accompanies them.

The new guidance, circulated on social media networks, also asked people to stop playing music in their vehicles.

Weeks ago, the Taliban ministry asked Afghanistan's television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas featuring female actors. It also called on female TV journalists to wear headscarves while presenting.

Muhajir said the hijab (headscarf) would likewise be required for women seeking transport.

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