According to Taliban security officials, no police officer in plain and civilian clothes is allowed to check people after the uniforms were distributed to the group’s police force.

The Taliban’s chief of police in Kabul, Wali Jan Hamza, said the process of distributing uniforms to the group forces had begun and that once the it was completed, no one in plain, local and civilian clothes would be allowed to check the people.

National Television, which is now under the Taliban’s control, states that the process of distributing uniforms in Kabul and Kandahar has begun in order to improve city order.

The Taliban’s Ministry of Interior introduced the new police uniform last week, which is dark blue rather than the grey-blue uniform in use by police under the previous administration.

Previously, at a news conference, the Taliban revealed a uniform that they said was suitable according to Mullah Hibatullah and was made by an in-house factory.

However, ten months later, Taliban forces are still roaming the cities in plain civilian clothes, and locals have repeatedly complained.

The exploiters, on the other hand, introduced themselves as Taliban forces and while impersonating them perpetrated armed robberies.

Author

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