Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

President apologizes to women over ‘shawl’ remark

President apologizes to women over ‘shawl’ remark

By
On
Dec 03, 2017 - 14:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has apologized to the country’s womeninfo-icon over using word “shawl” in a speech on Saturday, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.

“Some individuals who want to mislead the minds of common people had misinterpreted the president’s speech,” a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

“The word shawl was meant to use local terminology and never aimed to disgrace and insult women. The President apologizes to the women of the country if their emotions have been hurt,” says the statement.

The president during his address to a gathering marking the transfer of authority of the Afghan Border Police to the Ministry of Defence strongly rejected accusations that some government officials had links with Daesh.

“Those who claim that a high or middle ranking government official has links with Daesh they should prove their claim in the court, if not, they should wear a shawl,” the president had said. 

The presidential statement said the women were the “real constructors” of the societyinfo-icon and their role in the formation of a society free of violence and inspired from religious cultural guidance.

nh/ma

Tags: 

Related Article

Add new comment

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update