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Pakistani currency, NCP vehicles banned in Ghazni

Pakistani currency, NCP vehicles banned in Ghazni

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Nov 17, 2016 - 18:14

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Police in southern Ghazni province on Thursday banned buying and selling goods in the Pakistani currency and movement of cars without registration documents.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News he banned the usage of the Pakistani rupee and vehicles and motorcycles that lacked documents in order to strengthen the value of the Afghan currency and improve security in the province.

He said the movement of non-custom-paid (NCP) vehicles was one of the causes threatening security situation in Ghazni.

“Most of the times militants use NCP vehicles and motorcycles for carrying out terrorist attacks,” he said, adding no one would be allowed to drive NCP vehicles or motorcycles or use the rupee in trade deals in the provincial capital and its districts in future.

Amarkhel said he had ordered police forces to take action against those violating the orders.

He asked Ghazni people to cooperate with him in implementing the ban and do not create problems for the new rules.

Bismillah, a resident of Ghazni city, supported the police chief’s decision but said, “We in the past had also heard about such decisions which yielded no result.”

He said NCP cars and motorcycles were mostly used by government officers and powerful individuals because ordinary people could not afford to buy them.

Ihsanullah, a car seller in Ghazni city, said: “The ban on NCP vehicles has affected our business, but I am happy with it because it is good for stability in our country.”

Local officials in Khost, Paktia, Nangarhar, Kandahar and some other provinces had also banned the use of the Pakistani currency in domestic transactions, but after a few days, people started using again the Pakistani currency.

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