KABUL (Khaama Press): The Administrative Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has issued a decree attributed to the group’s Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada, stating that sons of those IEA officials working in government administrations based on personal connections have been fired.
The decree was announced on Saturday, March 18, stating that the officials of the ministries, departments, and administrations should refrain from recruiting employees based on family and personal ties.
As per the new verdict, all government officials who employed one or more sons at the same institution they are working for, are fired effective from the date of this announcement and should be replaced with new employees.
Typically, the recruitment process in government administrations is executed based on the decrees issued by Hebatullah Akhundzada or other Taliban senior members. The hiring process is not done based on meritocracy or a transparent procedure under the Taliban regime.
Following the return of the Taliban to power, they dismissed most of the professional employees of government offices and replaced them with their own members. This comes as most of the Taliban members lack modern education and professional qualifications – they have studied at religious schools and madrasas instead.
Meanwhile, the group’s supreme leader has banned the cultivation of cannabis plants and emphasized that hereafter no one is allowed to cultivate cannabis on their land.
Normally, the cannabis plant is cultivated and kept in semi-tropical regions of the country, and its seeds are used in producing drugs domestically.