According to local sources in Herat, the Taliban’s Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has closed game zones in this province.
Sources told Hasht-e-Subh on Thursday, March 29th, that the Taliban’s Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue in Herat had closed all game zones in this province yesterday.
Meanwhile, in an interview, some owners of these game zones in Herat expressed concern to Hasht-e-Subh that although they had licenses to operate, their shops had been blocked by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue.
According to them, they have made substantial investments in their game zones, and their closure has caused them financial losses.
Although the exact number of game zones in Herat is unknown, it is said that more than a thousand people were employed in this profession and earning living costs from it.
This comes as the Taliban’s Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue had previously closed cafes in Herat for young people.
Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, this group has imposed many restrictions on social life.