Taliban’s UN-designate Suhail Shaheen in a Twitter post said that continuing sanctions on Afghanistan are only impacting the common people of the country.

Suhail Shaheen said that the sanction on Afghanistan is not the protection of human rights but a punishment to the common people of Afghanistan.

“I draw, to this, attention of all including advocates of human rights.” The Twitter post reads.

It comes as 48 congress members have recently asked the US president Joe Biden to lift sanctions on Afghanistan and unfreeze billions of dollars of Afghanistan’s central bank.

Afghanistan’s foreign ministry has welcomed the recommendation by US congress members and said that it happened following their open letter to US congress.

In the meantime, the US secretary of State has also said that they are trying to deliver aid to Afghanistan and unfreeze the funds.