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Hundreds of Kabuli Women Get Driving Licences each Year

Monday 28 January 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok Afghan News) — At least 221 young women were issued with driving licences every year over the past 16 years, but they complain of harassment at the hands of men.

Col. Wazir Jan, head of the licence section at the Traffic Department, says 3,532 young women and girls have obtained driving permits from the solar year 1381 to 1396 in Kabul. Around 628 girls and women received licences this year till January 20. Several women who failed the test could not get the documents.

He added applicants could learn driving at private schools and receive licences from the traffic department after passing the test. About 20 private driving courses are registered with the Traffic Department.

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