In a report by Tolonews, Nimroz residents have told that the new generation in the region does not recognize afghan currency.

 “Our children do not recognize Afghani,” Qudratullah, a resident told Tolonews.

Nimroz province shares a wide border with Iran, and that 90% of transactions are carried with Iranian rial, Tolonews reported.

Provincial council members Told Tolonews, that many people in Nimroz are not familiar with Afghan currency, Nematullah Sediqqi, a provincial council member said, that Iranian currency has posed a threat to financial transactions, people and the business community, as large scale of Iranian rial is used in the dealings.

The central bank confirms the trend is ongoing in the region, but efforts are underway to strengthen the local currency transactions.

A reporter from Tolonews traveled to the region said, transactions in Zaranj shopping center were mostly done with Iranian rials.

Business retailers have told the reporter that most of their customers cannot recognize Afghanis, because while asking for the country’s currency, customers don’t have the Afghan currencies in their pockets.

Previously, in December of 2019 former Governor to Nangarhar, Shah Mahmood Miakhail banned the use of Pakistani rupees in Nangarhar province.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.