Taliban Shut Down Educational Institutions in Sar-e Pul: Poisonings of 77 Girls Spark Radical Action
In continuation of the poisoning of at least 77 female students in the Sar-e Pol province, local sources report that the Taliban have halted the activities of all domestic and foreign organizations involved in the education sector in this province.
According to local sources cited by Hasht-e Subh, Mohammad Yaoob Abdul Rahman, the Taliban governor for Sar-e Pul province, suspended the operations of all educational centers run by domestic and foreign organizations in the province on Wednesday, June 7.
Sources indicate that he took this decision following the poisoning of female students in the Sancharak district of Sar-e Pul.
There are also speculations that the Taliban governor may have halted the activities of domestic and foreign organizations involved in the education sector in Sar-e Pul due to alleged connections with the European Union and other countries.
Although local Taliban authorities have not commented on this matter to the media so far, based on the information from Hasht-e Subh, the Deputy Political Director of the United Nations residing in Balkh province met with local Taliban officials in Sar-e Pul yesterday.
Meanwhile, two days ago, at least 77 female students from two girls’ primary schools in the Sancharak district of Sar-e Pol were poisoned.
This incident has sparked domestic and international reactions.