Leader of the Islamic Emirate Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada (PHOTO: Social Media)

Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, has assigned the deputy prime minister of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, to round up beggars from the streets of Kabul, the Afghan capital.

According to the Taliban-controlled Bakhtar News Agency, the Deputy Prime Minister of the group has been directed to coordinate with respective agencies to begin work on rounding up panhandlers from Kabul city, addressing and solving their problems.

After biometrics, beggars with skills and abilities will be given jobs and their guardians will be asked to give up and swear off begging in the future, according to Bakhtar.

Per the statement, street children beggars would receive an education, and beggars who are extremely underprivileged and unable to work will receive a monthly salary.

According to a recent Save the Children report, 13 million children are among the 24.4 million people in Afghanistan who urgently need humanitarian assistance.

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan it put the nation in a sharp decline in international aid, loss of access to foreign reserves, and disruption of financial links.

The aforementioned factors resulted in a significant contraction of the economy, soaring poverty, and financial insecurity, as well as high unemployment and spiked food inflation, making Afghan people beg on the streets.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).