Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced that they will allow Afghan traders to carry weapons after resolving technical issues.

The decision was made after a number of Afghan businessmen complained about their security and safety in the country, said the spokesperson of the Interior Ministry Saeed Khostai in a statement.

Saeed Khostai said that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is committed to ensuring the security and safety of Afghan traders and investors and to resolving their problems.

It comes after the Afghan traders once armed, were disarmed and they are not allowed to have armed security guards.

Afghanistan’s all traders and investors would carry weapons and had armed security guards as there were huge threats of kidnapping, looting, and money heisting.

Following the takeover of the Taliban on August 15, all people and administrations have been disarmed and no one can carry weapons except the Taliban fighters.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.