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The Taliban Aim To Ban TV Shows With Women And Films About “Foreign Culture”

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The Taliban movement recommended the prohibition of the broadcast in Afghanistan of television series with the presence of women as well as the broadcasting of films that promote “foreign culture”, according to a proposal made by the Ministry of the Promotion and Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.

The document specifies that all television media must undertake that their broadcasts do not violate Islamic law and morals, that entertainment programs do not offend the religious feelings of the population and that journalists cover their heads with a veil.

”The transmission of television series with women is prohibited. It is also prohibited to show films and clips in which semi-naked men or women appear ”, according to the statement collected this Sunday by Aamaj News.

The Ministry – qualified to issue recommendations pending the approval of the Taliban government leadership – has also proposed the veto of the projection of films that disseminate foreign culture, as well as of any television series that contains a representation of the prophet Muhammad and his followers.

The Taliban Aim To Ban TV Shows With Women And Films About “Foreign Culture”
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The new Afghan authorities, who conquered the country in August, had previously made changes to the television model, such as the transformation of the Afghan Parliament Radio and Television Company into a channel and a station with religious content, reports for their part the Sputnik agency.


During the last hours they announced the appointment of two new ministers and 25 other senior officials of the new authorities established in the country, a list in which women still do not appear.

The group’s spokesperson and Vice Minister of Information and Culture, Zabihulá Muyahid, has highlighted in a statement published through his account on the social network Twitter that the list of appointments has been approved by the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Hebatullah Ajundzada.

Thus, the list includes the appointment of Maulavi Shahbuddin Delavar as Minister of Mines and Oil and Mullah Mohamad Abbas Ajund – who was Minister of Health during the Taliban regime between 1996 and 2011 – as Minister for Disaster Management.

The Taliban Aim To Ban TV Shows With Women And Films About “Foreign Culture”
Afghan Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a file image. EFE / EPA / STRINGER

The list also includes the appointment of another 25 people as deputy ministers – including Mullah Mohamad Esa Ajund as deputy minister of Mines and Oil and Maliva Sharafudín as deputy minister of Disaster Management -, commanders of security organizations and heads of other departments.

Thus, Maulavi Ahmad Taha is listed as Deputy Minister of Borders and Tribes, Sheikh Abdul Hakim is Deputy Minister for Martyrs and the Disabled, Maulavi Said Ahmad Shahidjel is Deputy Minister of Education and Maulavi Abdulrahman Halim has been appointed Deputy Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development .

They are joined by Maulavi Atiqulá Azizi as Vice Minister of Finance, Mulá Faizulá Ajund as Vice Minister of Youth in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Maulavi Arefulá Aref as Vice Minister of Energy and Water.

Furthermore, Maulavi Qodratulá Yamal has been appointed head of the Supreme Audit Office and Maulavi Mohamad Yusef Mastari has been appointed as director of the Prison Service, with Mullah Habibulá Fazli as ‘number two’.

(with EP information)


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