Deputy Minister of youth affairs for information and culture Dr. Kamal Saadat in an official meeting with UN representative on youth affairs Abdul Saboor Momand to Kandahar discussed various issues in particular early marriages in meeting with Kandahar deputy governor and a number of the province’s elders and youth.
Deputy Minister of youth affairs while regarding the aim of his visit to Kandahar as early marriages said Kandahar was a province where girls were forced for such marriages.
In his visit to the province, Dr. Kamal Saadat said the people of Kandahar that premature marriages would not only cause health problems among a number of girls but also cause legal and family disputes in society and threaten the life of women and children.
In a meeting with ulema, members of social and civil organizations and a number of the province’s youth and elders Saadat spoke related to current problems of youth and said that youth in Kandahar have been kept far from higher education.
He added that insecurities in the past few years, poverty and improper situations in the province have caused that a number of youth could not make use of higher education.
Meanwhile, deputy governor of Kandahar Abdul Ali Shamsi regarded early marriages and high expenditure in wedding parties as bad traditions which were unfortunately spreaded among the people in the province.
He added that they would hold a consultative program in cooperation with MoIC to discuss and exchange views with youth and elders of all districts of the province.