Ministry of Vice, Virtue forms local offices

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The Ministry of Vice and Virtue said it has formed local offices in order to investigate the problems of the people who complained about harassment from the forces of the Islamic Emirate.

The move comes after reports were published over harassment by individuals related to the Islamic Emirate.

The ministry called on the people to file complains if they face any mistreatment by the Islamic Emirate forces.

“The responsibility of this department is to register the complaints of the people if they are being mistreated by our military,” said Mohammad Sadeq Akis, a spokesman for the ministry.

Meanwhile, Kabul residents called on the ministry to transparently probe the complaints of the people. “When a soldier is doing his duty, he should consider that he is being monitored,” said Najib Rahman, a resident of Kabul.

“(Those) who violated the general amnesty—which must be respected by the members of the Taliban– should be brought to justice,” said Mahmood Raghi, a political analyst.

However, analysts said that addressing discipline problems is the responsibility of the security institutions.

“Any kind of security and stability in the capital and in the provinces is the responsibility of the police and Ministry of Interior,” said Samar Sadat, a military veteran.

This comes as citizens have voiced concerns over mistreatment at the hands of individuals related to the Islamic Emirate.

Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, recently ordered officials to avoid discrimination by race, ethnicity, region or language.

“15 to 16 orders have been issued … for the nation, people, the Mujahideen, the security forces and various branches of government–all of them,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

In the orders, members of the Islamic Emirate were told to refrain from arrogance and to treat the public well.

“Some of the important recommendations that have an Islamic and spiritual nature were to avoid arrogance and pride, to treat people well and to adhere to the Islamic system,” said Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Notably, while the issue of reopening girls’ schools above the sixth grade is considered an important topic for citizens of the country, the leader of the Islamic Emirate did not mention it in his message.

“It would have been great if at such a critical moment there was talk of reopening girls’ schools, unemployment, the economic crisis or hundreds of other problems,” said Samim Shamsi, a political analyst.

“I hope that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will soon prepare an Islamic procedure for girls to go to school, and we hope that his next order will be to open schools for girls,” said Ahmad Munib Rasa, a political analyst.—Tolonews

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