Kabul– In a recent decree issued on Wednesday by the Taliban’s administrative office, the Taliban government has instructed the Ministry of Public Works to construct and protect Masjids (Mosques) every 100 kilometres along the country’s highways.
The mosques are required to have separate areas for male and female worshippers, in line with the Taliban’s gender segregation policies. In addition, the Taliban’s economic commission has been tasked with encouraging gas station owners along the highways to construct mosques.
Furthermore, a committee has been appointed by the Taliban cabinet to build new mosques in Kabul city, which is expected to identify suitable locations for mosque construction and submit its report to the cabinet.
This decision has been taken amid a dire humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, with two-thirds of the country’s population facing hunger and relying on humanitarian aid.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported in December last year that 28.3 million people in Afghanistan would require humanitarian assistance in 2023, making it one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
The organization further stated that its humanitarian partners would prioritize assisting 23.7 million people in 2023, which would require US$4.62 billion.
Source: Afghan Herald