Deputy Prime Minister and head of the economic commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has asked the security sector of the country to cooperate with the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat DABS-Afghanistan’s electricity body- in collecting debts of electricity bills from lawbreakers and government administrations.
The decision was made in a meeting of the economic commission chaired by Mullah Baradar.
Officials of DABS have said that most of the government bodies and powerful people in the country have not paid their electricity debts both during the Taliban’s government and the previous Afghan government.
In the meeting, Da Afghanistan Bank-Afghanistan’s Central Bank- and government firms were instructed to establish a joint systematic mechanism for reducing banking restrictions on private firms.
A press release of the Deputy PM’s office reads that all ministries have been asked to prepare their economic scheme and refer them to the commission for approval.
Debts of electricity have been one of the key issues in Afghanistan wherein powerful people and government administrations defy to pay their bills creating a burden on the common people.