The cultivation of poppies is still on track across Afghanistan despite a general ban imposed by the Islamic Emirate.
To stop growing poppies, farmers called on the Islamic Emirate to support them in switching to other crops.
“The government should support us or provide us with essential materials,” a farmer said.
The department of counter-narcotics expressed concerns over the increasing number of drug-addicted people.
“The number of drug addicts reached nearly four million in Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate treated 20,000 of them. This process is going on in the center and in the provinces,” said Mawlawi Hassibullah Ahmadi, head of the department of the Deputy Minister of Counter-Narcotics.
Meanwhile, drug addicts called on the government to provide support for them.
“The Islamic Emirate may provide us with a shelter to continue living in it. I have suffered a lot. I am an Afghan and a woman,” said a female drug addict.