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Taliban caps bank withdrawals limit to $200 per week in Afghanistan

 In an official directive, the central bank of Afghanistan, De Afghanistan Bank, has ordered all private and international banks to limit withdrawal to their individual customers to $200 which equals AFS2,000 per week, the Khaama News report said.

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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 29, 2021, 2:29 PM IST
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The Taliban have capped limits on bank withdrawals in Afghanistan, a media report said on Sunday.

In an official directive, the central bank of Afghanistan, De Afghanistan Bank, has ordered all private and international banks to limit withdrawal to their individual customers to $200 which equals AFS2,000 per week, the Khaama News report said.

The directive reads that the decision is made after financial difficulties arose in Afghanistan and will be temporary.

De Afghanistan Bank has also instructed all the private banks in Afghanistan to resume their operations based on the principles and laws of the central bank, the report further stated.

"The owners of all companies related and individual accounts are allowed to transfer money electronically," reads the directive.

It comes as there is no banking service available ever since the Taliban entered Kabul on August 15.

Also read: Resistance forces deny Taliban's claim of advances in Panjshir valley: Report

People have been facing severe problems, employers are not able to pay salaries and employees have run out of money which will cause a crisis if not resolved.

Meanwhile, The Taliban on Saturday sealed off Kabul airport to prevent large crowds from gathering and leaving the war-torn country as final NATO evacuation flights left Afghanistan.

Stopping people as the US evacuation process nears end, new layers of checkpoints sprang up on roads leading to the airport, some manned by uniformed Taliban fighters with Humvees and night-vision goggles captured from Afghan security forces, reported Euronews.

US President Joe Biden warned that another assault was possible before the evacuation concluded. The Pentagon claimed Saturday that retaliatory drone strikes in eastern Afghanistan killed two "high-level" IS militants, but Biden warned of additional attacks from the organisation.

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