The end of the US occupation of Afghanistan after nearly two decades of conflict has exposed new challenges facing the Taliban regime, such as forming a government or restarting the economy.
The absence of a government since the rebels seized control of Kabul on August 15 plunged Afghanistan into a dramatic liquidity crisis, with thousands of Afghans confronting some banks and trying to get some money.
“I come to the bank every day for more than two weeks and I have 250,000 Afghans (about $ 3,100) in my account, but I could not get it back because there are so many people here. There he was standing in line from 4am.
Abdul Raouf Magal has been waiting since dawn in front of the bank and promises that everything is very messy by trying to enter the branch.
Most of the country’s banks have been closed since the Taliban captured Kabul, allowing a maximum of $ 200 to be withdrawn within a few weeks of opening, a limit imposed by the authorities.
Mathiullah, an employee of the International Bank of Afghanistan (AIP), told the FBI that ATMs were not in service “for security reasons and most businesses are still closed”.
Afghanistan has experienced total chaos since the Taliban came to power, a process that took ten days and cut off all international aid to which Afghanistan is completely dependent, accounting for about 43% of its GDP, according to World Bank data.
A new government
Given the uncertainty on the streets, the formation of a new government is essential for anyone to seize power in the country, which, according to the Taliban, will happen very soon.
“The groundwork has been set for the formation of a new government, which will be announced soon, in a few days,” Islamist spokesman Bilal Karimi told Efe today, adding that neither the president nor the list was clear at the moment. Ministers to be part of the new Afghanistan administration.
There are rumors that Mullah Abdul Gani Bardar, co-founder of the Taliban and head of the rebels’ political office in Qatar, may be the next president of Afghanistan; And the current leader of the Taliban, Mullah Hibbatullah Akundzada, is the country’s foremost spiritual leader.
“Mulla Hibbatullah Akundzada is currently the leader of the Islamic Emirate (as the Taliban call themselves), but it is too early to say who will lead the new government,” he said.
More efforts in confronting the prototype
As Taliban leaders finalize details of consolidating the new Islamic regime, their militants intensified attacks in the northern part of Panchsheer, one of the 34 provinces under their control, after talks failed. Enemies.
The Taliban launched an offensive last night, which continued today, “from the neighboring provinces of Parwan and Baghlan (…), but their attacks were repulsed and defeated,” said Fahim Dashti, Friend National of Punchshir Resistance.
For his part, Mullah Amir Khan Mudaki, one of the key leaders of the Taliban, explained in a message that efforts to resolve the Panjshir problem peacefully “ended without any progress”, so they are now ready to fight.
Former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who was announced as Afghanistan’s new president after former President Ashraf Ghani left the country during the capture of Kabul, and forces in Bahshir, Ahmad Masood, son of the late Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Masood, “against the Lions of Panchshir.”
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