PM issues executive order to unblock frozen bank accounts of former government officials still in Afghanistan


Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund issued a decree ordering the Central Bank to unblock the bank accounts of officials of the previous government of Ashraf Ghani who did not leave the country. Afghan Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund recently issued an executive order ordering the Central Bank to unblock the bank accounts of former government officials who have not left the country, TOLOnews reported.

He further states that the Central Bank has to pay the salaries of former government officials who now work for the Islamic Emirate, the current government. According to the decree, the previously frozen accounts of former government officials who have not left Afghanistan will be unblocked. However, these officials will not receive salaries, TOLOnews reported citing the decree.

“The Central Bank is forced to release the accounts of these former government officials who are now working with the Islamic Emirate and pay their salaries. Ahmadullah Wasiq, member of the cultural commission of the Ministry of Information and Culture. The Islamic Emirate froze the bank accounts of former government officials in September this year.

Based on the decree, the assets of former government officials who left the country and did not hand over their responsibilities to the current government will remain frozen. However, the assets and accounts of their relatives will be released, TOLOnews reported. “The Taliban understood that confiscating the assets of former government officials was not the right thing to do and was a political decision,” a political analyst quoted by TOLOnews said. (ANI)

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