Ariana News Agency: According to the Washington Post, now, after 20 years, the Taliban are restarting the Ministry of "Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil" or the "Ministry of Ethics."
Following its rise to power in Afghanistan last month, the Taliban recently formed an interim government, announcing its ministers, all of whom were men and members of the Taliban militia.
Mohammad Khalid is a person who has been selected to head the Ministry of Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs was an institution that operated in the former Afghan government, but was by no means listed by the Taliban.
Protesters in Afghanistan’s major cities have called on the Taliban to give women seats in government and run the country with fewer repressive measures than ever before.
In Kabul, some people worry that the return of the Ministry of Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil means that the Taliban are not seeking change.
A Taliban spokesman has not yet commented on the ministry’s return.A member of the Taliban, who did not want to be named, said: “Mohammad Khalid, the minister of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, is a cleric who rules over religious laws.”
The ministry will have its own special authorities for commanding the good and forbidding the evil, but it will not have a police force or soldiers. The ministry has not yet started its activities. Its duty is to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil and to teach Islam.
Another Taliban member, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Taliban were not expected to use force to carry out their instructions as in the past.