The Islamic Emirate’s supreme leader, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, in a meeting with local officials in the southern province of Kandahar, reiterated his call to Islamic Emirate forces to respect the general amnesty extended to members of the previous government.
He also called on the citizens to not flee the country.
Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada made the remarks on Wednesday evening in Kandahar, where he issued a decree with 18 points.
The first point calls on the Islamic Emirate forces to remain committed to the General Amnesty, saying that the military officials of the former government should not be punished for their past crimes.
“(He) talked about the General Amnesty and to respect it. Not to disturb the former members of the military, and he offered precious speech over the ensuring of justice,” said Mahmood Azam, the Kandahar governor’s spokesman.
The new decree of the supreme leader urged the Islamic Emirate forces to behave well with the people, to let qualified people take up their duties, create good coordination among the members of the Islamic Emirate, and encourage the people to not leave the country.
“The officials were instructed to make efforts toward improving mutual acceptance, national unity and economic development,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
This comes as the Ministry of Interior Affairs said the individuals who were seen on a social media video beating a former military official have been detained.
“I call on the officials to take action to protect the military, and if they don’t do it they will lose the trust of the nation and this will cause dissatisfaction,” said Hikmatullah Hikmat, a military veteran.
With the fall of the former government, the Islamic Emirate announced a "general amnesty" to the former members of the security forces and other officials who worked with the Western-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani who fled the country to “save his life."
But media reports and findings of humanitarian organizations indicate that the forces of the Islamic Emirate have violated the decree of their supreme leader.