Blanket ban imposed on poppy cultivation

KABUL (SW) – Hebatullah Akhundzadeh, the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, has issued a new decree banning poppy cultivation and any intoxicants throughout Afghanistan.

The decree states that from the date of its issuance, poppy cultivation is “absolutely prohibited throughout the country and no one can try to cultivate it.”

The leader of the Islamic Emirate has said that if anyone violates this decree, his cultivation will be destroyed and the violator will be dealt with according to Islamic law.

According to Hebatullah Akhundzada’s decree, the use and transfer, purchase, sale, import and export, and factories producing any intoxicants such as wine, heroin, tablet-K, cannabis, etc. are strictly prohibited throughout the country.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate has emphasized that the implementation of this decree is necessary and if anyone opposes it, he will be prosecuted and punished by the judiciary.