Taliban Deputy Minister Lays Foundation for Mosque in Kandahar
Taliban Deputy Economic Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar laid the foundation for a new mosque in Kandahar province on Friday. The mosque is expected to cost 35 million Afghani, or about $350,000, and will take one year to build.
The mosque will be located in the city of Kandahar, the former capital of the Taliban. It will have a capacity of 5,000 people and will include a library, a school, and a guesthouse.
The Taliban has said that it plans to build a mosque every 70 kilometers along Afghanistan’s highways. In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that a total of 76 mosques will be built.
The construction of mosques is a priority for the Taliban, which sees them as a way to promote Islamic values and to provide a place for worship for Muslims. The Taliban has also said that it plans to build schools and hospitals in Afghanistan. The construction of the mosque in Kandahar is a sign that the Taliban is trying to consolidate its power in Afghanistan. The group has been in control of the country since August 2021, but it has faced challenges from the Afghan resistance and from the international community.