Khost residents say that land, cars, produce and other goods are still being bought with Pakistani rupees.
They called on the Islamic Emirate to stop dealing with Pakistani rupees and to punish those who buy and sell in foreign currency.
A number of residents of Khost province, which borders Pakistan, said that land, cars, pine nuts, houses, food, gold, silver and many other goods are still being bought and sold in the province for Pakistani currency instead of Afghan money.
“In the majority of cases, the majority of the products are sold for Pakistani rupees, such as gold and silver, or even the sale of land and food items,” said Shamir Haqyar, Khost resident.
"Large-scale deals happen with Pakistani rupees in Paktia province. As Pakistani currency lost its value, the businessmen are facing lots of losses in their transactions," said Shahedullah Pir, Khost resident.
Shopkeepers said the lack of enough afghanis in the market has led to increased trade in foreign currency, especially Pakistani rupees.
"We have to spread the afghani currency, afghanis are our own currency, and the government has to do serious action with it," said Kamal Shah, a Khost gold dealer.
"The government is asking the government to turn over the afghani currency so that people can get rid of the losses and stop the Pakistani rupees," said Gulshah Din, Khost shopkeeper.
Meanwhile, the head of the Information and Culture Directorate of Khost has admitted to trading in foreign exchange in some cases but said that they will deal with those who violate the law.
“In some commercial transactions, some people deal with foreign currencies, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is responsible for this point, and the people who are still violating the law will soon be handed over to the authorities," said Amrullah Helal, head of Information and Culture of Khost province.
Residents of this province believe that if trading with other foreign currencies does not stop completely in this border province, it may negatively affect the value of the Afghan currency.