Afghanistan bans foreign currency

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Kathmandu: Afghanistan has declared a ban on foreign currencies. According to international media sources, the Taliban leadership has outlawed the use of foreign money, claiming that it has a negative influence on Afghanistan’s economy.
The Taliban government’s decree threatened “serious retribution” for anyone found using foreign cash in contravention of the rule. In a statement, the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) stated that all citizens, merchants, traders, and consumers would no longer use foreign currency and that if they did not comply, they would face consequences.