Taliban Bans Foreign Currencies in Afghanistan [Tweet]

In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced that the use of foreign currencies has been fully outlawed in Afghanistan, citing national interests and present economic realities as primary reasons for the abrupt move.

“The economic situation and national interests in the country require that all Afghans use Afghani currency in their every trade,” he said, stressing that those violating the new law will be prosecuted.

“The Islamic Emirate instructs all citizens, shopkeepers, traders, businessmen and the general public to henceforth conduct all transactions in Afghanis and strictly refrain from using foreign currency,” the statement posted online reads.

American dollars have been widespread in Afghanistan’s markets, while trading in the border areas has reportedly been conducted with the currencies of neighbouring nations such as Pakistan.

Forsided, 03.11.2021

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