Highlights of the story
- Tensions resume between Pakistan and the Taliban
- Minister Fawad Chaudhry criticized the Taliban
- He said the old thinking of the Taliban was a threat to Pakistan
Pakistan has criticized the Taliban government in Afghanistan for saying that women should not be allowed to travel alone. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that the Taliban government’s recent crackdown on women was a major challenge for Pakistan.
Speaking at an event in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, he said, “On one side is Afghanistan, where the Taliban are. We want to fully help the people of Afghanistan but the way they say women can not travel alone, can not go to school, can not go to college … This is the old thinking like this, that is why for Pakistan. Danger. ‘
Similarly, Hindu extremism is on the rise in India. So Pakistan’s “biggest” and “most important” struggle is against these “two extremist views”. Referring to the killing of a Sri Lankan national on December 3 in Sialkot, Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry said the whole country was united against the incident, adding that such incidents happen daily in India and no one cares.
Fawad Chaudhry said that despite the victories and defeats, Pakistan’s biggest hope in South Asia.
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Jinnah did not turn Pakistan into a religious country
Mohammad Ali Jinnah converted Pakistan into an Islamic state, but he did not convert it into a religious state, the Pakistani information minister said. He understood Indian politics and created a separate country for Muslims. The purpose of creating Pakistan is to have a Muslim majority and to protect their rights. They should not be enemies to the majority of the people.
Kuwait-e-Azam said Jinnah should dispel the illusion that he wanted to create a religious nation. He never saw Pakistan as a religious country. Today some people are trying to fool the people in their name that the purpose of turning Pakistan into an Islamic country is to turn it into a secular country, which is completely wrong. Jinnah is very modern and many today are trying to take back Pakistan in the name of religion. The real challenge for us is how to reclaim the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
The Taliban have implemented a new rule regarding women’s travel
On Sunday, the Taliban government issued orders that women wishing to travel long distances without close male relatives would not be allowed to travel on trains. Ministry spokesman Sadiq Akif Muhajir told AFP that women traveling long distances (over 72 kilometers) would no longer be allowed to travel without male relatives.
Taliban officials say vehicle owners have been told not to allow women to sit in their vehicles without wearing the hijab.
Tensions on the border between Pakistan and the Taliban government
Although Pakistan and the Taliban are considered to be very good allies, there have been clashes between the two countries in recent times. Recently, Taliban soldiers stopped the Pakistani army from building a security fence on the border between the two countries and broke the siege of the Pakistani army.
The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was determined during the British rule by the name of Durand Rekha. It is not recognized by Afghanistan. The border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan resumed, followed by shelling by Pakistan. Following the controversy, questions have been raised about the Imran government’s efforts to recognize the Taliban inside Pakistan.
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