VOA News April 15, 2022 A blanket ban on poppy cultivation by the Taliban emir is exacerbating Afghanistan’s already dire economic situation and could lead to armed uprisings against the Islamist regime, experts say. “This is a crazy policy at the worst possible time,” said William Byrd, senior Afghanistan expert at the U.S. Institute of
The Print: Islamic Emirate spokesperson, health minister, deputy foreign minister among two dozen Taliban leaders sending daughters to schools in Pakistan and Qatar. The leaders include Health Minister Qalandar Ebad, Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, and spokesperson Suhail Shaheen. In addition, Samim reported, top Taliban leaders were taking educated second wives. Click here
8am: Based on Hasht-e Subh’s findings, the distribution of international aid to needy people has been repeatedly violated by most local Taliban rebels in different provinces. Click here to read more (external link). Related Food Insecurity Crisis in Afghanistan Targets Women and Children
8am: Khanom Gul, another Kunduz resident, said she lives in a rented house, stressing that her head of household is unemployed. According to her, when she knocks on the door of the Kunduz Refugee Office to receive aid, no one includes her on the list. “People with links to the Taliban are on this list,”
Tolo News: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Pakistani authorities to send qualified and trained Pakistan manpower to Afghanistan, the Prime Minister’s office said on Friday. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban Faces Shortage of Professional Staff: Report – Government jobs are given as patronage to ex-fighters and exiles living quietly in
8am: Credible sources in Parwan province accuse Taliban officials of monopolizing and embezzling aid from the international community… The aid has been allocated to the military and people close to the Taliban… Click here to read more (external link).