Taliban again pleaded, said – unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets …

Taliban again pleaded, said - unfreeze Afghanistan's assets ...

Digital Desk, Kabul. The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has once again urged the international community to free up the country’s bank reserves. The Taliban say this can prevent a humanitarian crisis. This information was obtained from the report of Tolo News. Taliban Finance Ministry spokesman Ahmed Wali Houmal said in a statement that Afghan assets should be released unconditionally. The Taliban said the freezing of the stockpile was against international law and was a clear sign of brutality against the Afghan people.

“The money deposited is not the property of the Islamic Emirate, it is money of needy people and businessmen,” the Taliban said in a statement. It is against international law and should be released soon. On Sunday, a group of Afghan industrialists and businessmen staged a rally against the freeze on Afghanistan’s stockpile, saying the severe economic crisis would harm not only the war-torn country but other countries, Tolo News reported.

Mohammad Shahab, an industrialist, said, if the money is not released, crime will increase, opium cultivation and drug smuggling will also increase, causing harm to Afghanistan and other countries. The US Treasury Department, on the other hand, has announced that it has no plans to release assets.

(IANS)


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