KABUL, Afghanistan — Senior Taliban leaders said Tuesday that women would not be part of their delegation at upcoming talks with U.S. officials and Afghan representatives, contradicting an earlier report that they would be included for the first time. Politics On Monday, Reuters cited the movement's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, as saying women would be involved. The Taliban hold extremely conservative views on the place of women in society so the statement surprised many observers, and was seen as a sign the group had moderated its views. Mujahid later claimed his comments had been "misconstrued" and ruled out the possibility of including women in the Taliban group at the meeting scheduled for April 19 in Doha, Qatar — the latest in a series of talks between Taliban and U.S. officials that is expected to include an Afghan delegation. These contradictory messages come after months of the Taliban giving little ground in talks with the U.S. Two senior Taliban leaders also … [Read more...] about Taliban official says comments on women at peace talks were ‘misconstrued’
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By Fatima Ansari Published: February 6, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The Sahiwal incident is the latest example where we saw journalists frisk around the ill-fated victims already targeted by the CTD. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE Humans are not naturally empathetic creatures – a primary reason behind cataclysmic wars, the rise in extra-judicial killings, as well as the growing hostility towards people escaping calamities. As the world spirals into chaos, the ability to consciously acknowledge the condition of individuals undergoing distress and mentally processing their misery has nearly vanished. But then again, did such an ability exist to begin with? There is a silent conflict between those struck by a persisting crisis and those privileged enough to smoothly slither their way out of it unscathed. Humans are prone to living completely autonomous lives, but it seems that outside genetically established and social relationships, it is difficult to sense or even … [Read more...] about From APS to Sahiwal: Does Pakistani media have an empathy problem?