Citizens complained about the deactivation of ATM machines and worn-out banknotes in the markets.
They complained that customers need wait for several hours to withdraw money from banks.
“The ATM machines have been deactivated for a while both in private and government banks. The people are facing problems,” said Nabiullah, a resident of Kabul.
“Previously, the ATM machines were active in the hospitals and markets. If someone was in an emergency, they could withdraw money from ATM machines but the machines are currently not activated due to various problems. The ATM machines are not working now,” said Homayoun, a resident of Kabul.
Meanwhile, some citizens urged the Islamic Emirate to distribute new banknotes into the market.
“They could distribute 50 Afs bill and 100s as well as 500 Afs bill and 1,000 Afs bills to the people because the people are facing challenges as the banknotes have become worn out,” said Rafiullah, a resident of Kabul.
“We encourage the people to take their worn-out banknotes to the banks and exchange them for new banknotes,” said Imran, a resident of Kabul.
This comes as the Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) had earlier announced the distribution of 10 and 20 Afs bills.
“Those citizens who want to exchange their worn-out banknotes can refer to the private and government banks,” said Hassibullah Noori, a spokesman for the Central Bank.
The Central Bank meanwhile called on citizens to care for the new banknotes properly.