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Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its displeasure with the de facto government of Afghanistan’s decision to continue an earlier ban on girls’ schools.

According to the Organization’s General Secretariat press note issued on March 30, the Afghan government made an unexpected move that gives cause for concern.

“Though the General Secretariat recognizes that the government in place in Kabul has made some undeniable progress on a few important issues, it still feels concerned that such a decision might send out a negative signal that its commitments, as is the case with the promise to allow high school-aged girls to resume schooling, are not duly fulfilled.

The OIC expresses its great disappointment with this reversal as it continues to engage constructively with the de facto authorities through the good offices of the OIC Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan.

In order to ensure that Afghanistan wades its way toward security and economic success, Afghan boys and girls need to have their fundamental rights, including but not limited to education, completely recognized.”