4 women who ran empowerment workshops were gunned down Monday in a volatile area of Pakistan that was once a base for the Taliban, local police and the women's employer said.
'Is this the way to give back to someone for the hard work they were doing for the poor?” their employer told NBC News.
4 women who ran empowerment workshops killed in Pakistan"Is this the way to give back to someone for the hard work they were doing for the poor?” their employer told NBC News.A map showing the location of Mirali in North Waziristan, Pakistan.Google
Feb. 22, 2021, 3:55 PM UTCByandSaphora SmithPESHAWAR, Pakistan — Four women who ran empowerment workshops were gunned down Monday in a volatile area ofthat was once a base for the Taliban, local police and the women's employer said.The team was hired by
Bravo College of Technology in Peshawarto help local women gain vocational skills such as sewing in North Waziristan, said Fayaz Khan, the chief executive of the college.“Is this the way to give back to someone for the hard work they were doing for the poor?” Khan said by telephone. “Their role was tremendous for the local community.” headtopics.com
Download theNBC News appfor breaking news and politicsThe women were shot in an apparent targeted attack as they passed through a deserted village near the town of Mirali in North Waziristan tribal district, police chief Shafiullah Gandapur told NBC News.
North Waziristan runs along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and served as a base for the Pakistani Taliban and other militants, including Al Qaeda, until 2014, when the army said it cleared the region of insurgents.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
The incident comes amid an uptick in attacks claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in the deeply conservative area in recent months and amid concern that the insurgents may be regrouping.“North Waziristan tribal district has suffered badly from militancy for a long time," Gandapur said also by telephone."The security situation has improved but still we face a lot of problems.”
The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, are separate fromthe Afghan Talibanbut have a similar ideology. The group, which was formed in 2007, aims to topple the Pakistani government and to establish a government that is in line with their strict interpretation of Islam. headtopics.com
While the Taliban operate in different areas across Pakistan they do not currently control a particular area. In the past in areas under their control, the Pakistani group banned girls’ education and women were not allowed to work. Nonprofit organizations were also banned from operating.
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The nation of tiny wieners. Cowardly excuses for humans... So sad 🙁💔 It seems like the women have to be armed and have armed convoys to fend off against evil people. Vantage point tactics to defense systems tactics against terrible types That is horrid! Why do they treat women so bad in the Middle East? It is pretty obvious. Their Religion.. WhiteHouse POTUS Don’t jump to conclusions about who actually done it Joe. More animals in an imperfect world.
It took until the very last sentence of your article to say that they were killed. 😣😢😠😡 Can we have our gender study money back now? How sad that other countries can’t empower women or allow them to help each other to grow. Religion of peace. :'(