Officials in the Ministry of Finance said on Saturday that the Taliban has taken control over six dry ports of Afghanistan which have led to decrease in national revenue in the past two months.

The ministry said that the Afghan government has no access to the ports taken by the Taliban and the revenue is being collected by the fighters.

The Taliban with their ongoing offensive launched two months ago have toppled nearly two hundred districts and six key dry ports of the country.

The current violence has adversely affected the lives of people as prices of oil and groceries rose.

As per information of the Ministry of Finance, 7.3 billion Afghanis (local currency) worth of revenue has been collected in the past solar month (Jawza) while the statistics plunged to 4.6 billion Afghanis during the previous month.

Meanwhile, the deputy head of the Afghanistan commerce chamber has said that most of the investors are fleeing the country and are now considering ways to get their investments out of the country.

The Taliban got momentum after US president Joe Biden announced his decision over full withdrawal from Afghanistan more than two months ago and the troops are now set to leave the war-ravaged country by September.

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