A hospital with a capacity of 5,000 beds was opened in Kabul to provide medical treatment and support for drug addicts.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior members of the Islamic Emirate.
Speaking at the ceremony, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Muttaqi said that corruption and narcotics are a “legacy” from the previous government and that the Islamic Emirate is trying to root out this phenomenon.
Addressing the same ceremony, the acting Minister of Interior Sirajuddin Haqqani said the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate ordered that treatment be provided to all drug addicts in the country.
This comes as Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Deputy Prime Minister, called on the international community to cooperate with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
The officials within the Interior Ministry called the assistance of national and international organizations important for the elimination of narcotics.
It is estimated that between 3 to 5 million people are addicted to drugs in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate said that it has detained around 4,500 people on charges of drug dealing.