Malala Yousafzai blasts Afghan Taliban for banning women's education

08:16 PM | 22 Dec, 2022
Malala Yousafzai blasts Afghan Taliban for banning women's education
Source: Malala Yousafzai (Instagram)

In a shocking turn of events, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned Afghani women from getting higher education, closing down schools, colleges, and universities without giving any concrete reason.

This shocked the entire world, especially the people in Muslim countries as this is a clear violation of human rights, and is discouraged in Islam. One of the many Muslim women activists in the world to lambast the Taliban government is Malala Yousafzai who has spoken out against the Taliban.

The Nobel Peace prize laureate openly expressed her discontentment over the ban, suggesting that the "quest to learn" cannot be suppressed. Earlier, Yousafzai had come to Pakistan with a mission for girls' education.

Malala Yousafzai was also a victim of a nearly fatal attack by the Taliban when she demanded women in Swat region to be allowed to go to schools in 2009.

Yousafzai tweeted, "The Taliban may lock all the classrooms and university gates in the country — but they can never lock up women's minds. They cannot stop girls from seeking knowledge. They cannot kill the quest to learn."

The female education activist's tweet met with positive response from Twitterati who were equally furious and demanded the Taliban government to revert their decision.

The Taliban administration's ban on women's education received widespread backlash from international figures, with many countries including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia condemning the prohibition.

The Taliban regime returned to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 after international forces — led by the United States — left Afghanistan war-scarred after staying 20 years.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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