Tailors in the city of Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, have told KabulNow that the Taliban’s local morality police have ordered them to no longer make dresses for women and girls.
Tailors Hamid and Roman complained that the order meant their businesses will collapse, as most of their customers were women and girls.
Hekmatullah Shamim, spokesperson for the Taliban’s governor in Parwan, said that the group has not banned male tailors from making dresses, but from taking women’s measurements.
In November 2022, the Taliban in the central Daikundi province banned male tailors from making dresses for women and female tailors from making clothes for men. Violation of the order, the group warned, would lead to closure of their shops.