Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban government’s Acting Minister of Interior Affairs, asked the forces under his charge to practice good hygiene stay clean and wear fragrances.
In his presentation to the Taliban forces on Monday, the 7th of November, the Taliban Acting Interior Minister, Haqqani, raised the matter of hygiene and urged them to maintain it.
Online social networks are rife with short tapes of Sirajuddin Haqqani’s speeches. In the video, he can be heard laughing with the Taliban soldiers asking them to observe personal hygiene as cleanness is pure and a sign of faith.
The Afghan people, particularly those in Kabul, the Afghan capital, challenged the Taliban’s practices of attire in the first year of the group in power and mockingly urged them to take a bath on time.
This comes as the Taliban proposed an enveloping outer garment, the Burqa, as a preferred garment for women after declaring the hijab mandatory for women.