- Jun 17, 2009
These days the forces supporting the Taliban seems spending money to do propaganda. So that their proxies will remain in power.That is a good possibility.
Fact is resistance is spreading and hunting Taliban. Taliban government is a weak setup and will not survive the resistance.
Exactly !Taliban govt is an uneducated bunch who doesnt know how to run a COUNTRY.
pakistan with china is making them as puppets to do their bidding. china is there for natural resources, pakistan as usual is the scavenger.
ISIS K is another front that will give the legitimate color to taliban.
there was a rumour in pakiland that taliban were sucking up dollars from paki market, the raids on forex sellers & $ hoarders last month was linked to this.So no Paki rupee?
Taliban govt bans foreign currencies to keep Afghanistan economy afloat
The Taliban government has banned the use of foreign currencies in Afghanistan in a surprise move that could weigh on an economy struggling with a cash crunch and further isolate the country.
The move came as the Taliban were pushing for the release of billions of dollars of reserves overseas, which was frozen by the U.S. and its Western allies since the group swept into the power in August. Without these reserves, Afghanistan has been effectively shut out of the international financial system.
The militant group has ordered the public, including shopkeepers to businessmen, to conduct all trade in afghani currency for the sake of national interests and to help the economic situation, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said.
"The use of foreign currencies has negative effects on the country’s economy,” he said in a statement. “Violators will be dealt with legally.”
It is unclear how the Taliban will enforce this ruling given that Afghanistan’s economy has been propped by U.S. dollars for more than twenty years. Two-thirds of Afghan banks’ deposits and half of the country’s national loans are in U.S. dollars.
The greenback is preferred over the local afghani to pay for imported goods and services as well as big-ticket transactions such as buying a home or paying for private school tuition. The ban could also complicate humanitarian aid from overseas, which will be crucial for the country as a harsh winter approaches.
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