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Islamic Emirate Announces Overall Ban on Poppy Cultivation Nationwide

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KABUL: The cultivation of poppy was banned across the country based on a decree issued by the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada.

The decree also bans the use and trafficking of all types of illicit drugs.

The decree which was read by Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabihullah Maujahid, said that there is a “strict ban” on the use and trafficking of “all types of illicit drugs” such as alcoholic beverages, and heroin, “Tablet K”, hashish and others.

“If anyone violates the decree and cultivates poppy, their crop will be destroyed and the violator will be punished based on the Sharia law,” the decree says.

The decree also warned that those who violate the order will be held accountable.

Meanwhile, talking to the gathering in Kabul on Sunday, the second deputy of the Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi urged the international community to provide support to the Afghan farmers.

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