For the primary time since Taliban takeover, ATMs to get operational in Afghanistan


In Afghanistan, the ATMs will now be operational from Saturday (January 15) for the primary time for the reason that nation’s takeover by the Taliban, the central financial institution knowledgeable as per studies.

Khaama Press reported citing an announcement by Da Afghanistan Financial institution as saying that the choice was taken after a sequence of talks with industrial banks and the union of banks.

As the end result of the choice, the ATMs of economic banks in particular areas shall be accessible for patrons.

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“Da Afghanistan Financial institution is striving to return banking system and companies to regular and reactivating ATMs is an effective information for those that will deliver additional services,” the media report quoted the assertion.

Nonetheless, it hasn’t been disclosed if there’s any change within the quantity that an individual can withdraw from the machines. At present, an individual can solely withdraw $200 per week, the report talked about.

Afghanistan funds

Of their effort to stabilise the financial system, the Taliban launched its first funds since taking up Afghanistan final yr in August.

The hardline Islamist regime is planning to spend on improvement tasks together with transport infrastructure. Nonetheless, there isn’t any point out of overseas help.

The funds of $508 million accepted on Wednesday will cowl the primary quarter of 2022.

They talked about that the state employees and girls employees will now get the salaries by the top of January as reportedly they haven’t been paid for months.

“For the primary time within the final twenty years, we made a funds that’s not depending on overseas help and that may be a very large achievement for us,” stated Taliban finance ministry spokesman Ahmad Wali Haqmal.

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