Hibat called on leadership to avoid favoritism and discrimination: Mujahid

KABUL (Khaama Press): Taliban’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid says the group’s Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada in a meeting with the provincial authorities of certain provinces asked them to avoid “favoritism and discrimination” and follow meritocracy instead.
The group’s Supreme Leader met with the provincial governors and military officials of Badakhshan, Nimruz, Herat, Farah, and Badghis provinces on Sunday, and discussed a number of issues, Mujahid said.
Mujahid in a statement said the group’s Supreme Leader in a meeting with the provincial officials has reiterated that resolving people’s problems and the country’s development should be prioritized.
The Taliban leadership has also called for the general public should be aware of “Islamic Principles” and the group’s members should align their conduct with Sharia laws and values.
Mujahid did not provide further details about the location of this meeting, and the group has not published any photos or videos of the meeting.
The spokesperson further added that the Taliban leadership has emphasized that tremendous efforts have been put to corrupt the mindset of the public over the past two decades, and now religious scholars have to enlighten the people’s minds.
The enemy has been defeated on the battleground, however, propagandas are ongoing to instill distrust in the general public’s mind against the Islamic Regime. He asked the Taliban officials to do not to underestimate the enemy’s propaganda and closely monitor their moves.
This comes as the ruling regime’s repressive policies restricting women and girls from accessing education, work, or appearing in public environments have drawn criticism on national and global levels.
Meanwhile, the so-called ethnocentric policy the current regime pursues has become debatable among the group’s leadership. Some senior Taliban leaders even described the monopolization of power as “dangerous and unacceptable” for the regime and the people of Afghanistan.