This is not the primary time the fundamentalist group has declared the commerce unlawful. Production was outlawed in 2000, simply earlier than the group was deposed by US-led forces within the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist assaults.








“All Afghans are informed that poppy cultivation is now totally outlawed across the country,” declared Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada in a decree.





The Taliban’s supreme chief issued a ban on poppy rising in Afghanistan on Sunday, threatening that the nation’s hardline Islamist authorities will retaliate in opposition to farmers who planted the crop.












Afghanistan is the world’s largest grower of poppies, the sap that’s refined into heroin and its output and exports have elevated dramatically lately.

“All Afghans are informed that poppy cultivation is now totally outlawed across the country,” declared Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada in a decree.

At a press convention attended by reporters, overseas diplomats, and Taliban officers, authorities spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid learn out the order.

“Anyone who disobeys the directive will have their crop destroyed immediately, and the violation will be dealt with according to sharia law,” it added.

This is not the primary time the fundamentalist group has declared the commerce unlawful. Production was outlawed in 2000, simply earlier than the group was deposed by US-led forces within the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist assaults.












The Taliban imposed excessive taxes on farmers farming the crop in areas beneath their management all through their 20-year wrestle in opposition to overseas forces.

It turned an important income for the group.

During their 20 years in Afghanistan, US and NATO troopers tried to discourage poppy manufacturing by paying locals to domesticate wheat or saffron as a substitute.

Experts declare the Taliban, who management the important thing poppy-growing districts and revenue tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from the commerce, hindered their efforts.

Abdul Salam Hanafi, Libya’s Deputy Prime Minister, dismissed experiences that the Taliban aided poppy-growing throughout their battle.

“How come it was exported around the world while they (US-led forces) had complete authority over Afghanistan?” Hanafi requested on Sunday.












Although information is lacking, Afghan media experiences declare that manufacturing has surged in two southern provinces, Kandahar and Helmand, because the Taliban gained energy in August.







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