Meeting provincial directors of the Taliban’s morality police known as the vice and virtue ministry, the group’s leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzadah has said that promoting virtue and preventing vice will stabilize the group’s regime and is an important objective for the Taliban government.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, posted a statement on his Twitter account on Monday, December 12, citing the group’s leader as saying that enforcing the vice and virtue is “a religious obligation for Muslims.”
Imposing restrictions on individual freedoms, particularly controlling women’s dressing and men’s beards, are currently the focus of the Taliban´s morality police.
In the meeting, the Taliban leader expressed satisfaction with the performance of the group´s vice and virtue provincial directors.
Moreover, he has praised their actions as a Sunnah of Mohammad while policing the public´s morality. Akhundzadah has further asked the provincial vice and virtue directors of the Taliban to remain patient and determined in performing their duties.