Taliban supreme leader tells new govt to uphold sharia law: Statement

AFP , Wednesday 8 Sep 2021

This is Hibatullah Akhundzada's first message since the hardline movement swept to power

Akhundzada
File photo: Hibatullah Akhundzada has never been seen in public.

The Taliban's secretive supreme leader on Tuesday told the newly appointed government to uphold sharia law, in his first message since the hardline movement swept to power.

"I assure all the countrymen that the figures will work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law in the country," Hibatullah Akhundzada, who has never been seen in public, said in a statement released in English.

 

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