Afghan govt unveils new rules banning women in TV dramas

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Kabul (Web Desk): Afghan government unveiled new rules, banning women from appearing in television dramas.

According to the new rules imposed by the Taliban government, female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen.

The latest set of Taliban guidelines, which have been issued to Afghan television channels, features eight new rules.

They include the banning of films considered against the principles of Sharia - or Islamic - law and Afghan values, while footage of men exposing intimate parts of the body is prohibited.

Comedy and entertainment shows that insult religion or may be considered offensive to Afghans are also forbidden.

The Taliban have insisted that foreign films promoting foreign cultural values should not be broadcast.

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in mid-August following the departure of US and allied forces.