The Taliban, in another verbal pronouncement, has prohibited women's beauty parlours in Kabul and different territories across the country, a spokesman for Taliban Ministry of Vice and Virtue, Mohammad Akif Mahajar, told TOLO News.
"The men are jobless. When men cannot take care of their families, women are forced to work in a beauty salon to find a loaf of bread. If they are banned there, what can we do?" said Raihan Mubariz, a makeup artist, as per TOLO News.
The Taliban's choice has caused serious alarm since it would worsen the already precarious economic situation.
"The government should make a framework for it. The framework should be so that neither Islam nor the country would be damaged," said Kabul resident Abdul Khabir.
Several women, especially makeup artists in the country, expressed their dissatisfaction and anger against this new move from the Taliban.