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Women Minister: Monsef and Canadian Press

women minister: In September 2016, the Globe and Mail reported that Monsef, hailed by the Liberals as Canada's first Afghan-born MP, was actually born in Mashhad, Iran, a city about 200 kilometres away from the border with Afghanistan, according to The Chronicle Herald. At the time, Monsef said her parents fled Afghanistan as the security situation there deteriorated and that after her father was killed, her mother never discussed what the minister described as the unspeakable pain of those early years until media inquiries prompted Monsef to press her for details. Just like everybody else, I'm waiting my turn, the status of women minister said in an interview with The Canadian Press last week. She told us she did not think it mattered, Monsef said in a September 2016 statement. Monsef, who had listed her birthplace as Herat, Afghanistan, when she applied for a Canadian passport, promised she would take steps to fix the error. We were Afghan citizens, as we were born to Afghan parents, and under Iranian law, we would not be considered Iranian citizens despite being born in that country. ( As reported in the news.