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55% Pakistani favor Taliban-style Islamic government: survey

The main question asked was: “Do you want the kind of Islamic government that the Taliban have brought to Afghanistan in Pakistan as well?” In response, 55% of respondents said ‘yes’ and 31% said ‘no’. Meanwhile, 14% said they don’t know or did they not respond.

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Nearly 55% of the Pakistanis want to have Taliban-styled Islamic government in Pakistan. The results were presented by a survey conducted by a leading Pakistani research firm on Thursday.

The study was carried out by Gallup and Gillani Pakistan- an affiliate of Gallup International. According to the survey, a sample of 1,418 men and women from rural and urban areas were questioned from August 13th to September 5th, 2021.

The main question asked was: “Do you want the kind of Islamic government that the Taliban have brought to Afghanistan in Pakistan as well?”

In response, 55% of respondents said ‘yes’ and 31% said ‘no’. Meanwhile, 14% said they don’t know or did they not respond.

According to the survey result, 31% of males and 33% of females were against the Taliban-styled Islamic government.

 

In the new development, more than 100 music students and teachers have fled Afghanistan in a nail-biting flight from Kabul following the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

Fearing a crackdown on music by the country’s new leaders, a total of 101 members of Afghanistan’s top musical institute landed in Doha on Sunday evening.

The group, about half of them women and girls, plan to fly to Portugal with the support of the government there.

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The Taliban have banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Islamic, law.

The order in Helmand province was issued on Monday by the provincial Taliban government’s vice and virtue department to barbers in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

“Since I have heard (about the ban on trimming beards) I am heartbroken,” said Bilal Ahmad, a Lashkar Gah resident. “This is the city and everyone follows a way of living, so they have to be left alone to do whatever they want.”

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During their previous rule of Afghanistan, the Taliban adhered to a harsh interpretation of Islam. Since overrunning Kabul on Aug 15 and again taking control of the country, the world has been watching to see whether they will re-create their strict governance of the late 1990s.

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