KABUL: Sale of men’s turban and women’s hijab has stepped up after control of Taliban in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul.
According to Afghan media reports, the sale of turban and hijab has increased despite the fact that the ruling government has not imposed any kind of restriction on them.
Local shopkeepers in Kabul said that before arrival of Taliban in Kabul they used to sell four to five hijabs per day, but now they were selling 20 hijabs daily. They told that price of a hijab had also boosted from Rs1000 to Rs1200.
While, shopkeepers said earlier they would sell six to seven turbans per day, but now they had started selling around two dozen daily.
On August 23, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad had said Afghan Taliban had assured that they would not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against Pakistan.
“The Afghan Taliban have also assured the government that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would not be given permission to operate in Afghanistan against Pakistan,” the interior minister had said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
He had said few TTP members such as Maulvi Faqir Mohammad had been released in Afghanistan, adding that the government of Pakistan was in contact with Afghan authorities on the matter and have been informed that these terrorists were involved in terrorism in Pakistan.