The Taliban’s Ministry of Finance has announced that coal trucks are being stopped at the Torkham border in Nangarhar province.

According to a statement released Monday, 30th May, the decision was made to prevent fresh fruit from spoiling at the Torkham crossing.

According to the ministry, the transportation of coal trucks during this season, when fresh fruits are exported to Pakistan via the Torkham border crossing, causes congestion and causes the fruits to rot.

Coal trucks will pass through Paktika, Paktia, and Khost provinces, according to the Taliban Ministry of Finance.

The Taliban have relatively good relations with Pakistan, Afghanistan’s southern neighbor, which has resulted in the export of Afghan goods abroad, even as the country’s most catastrophic humanitarian crisis has cast a pall over the people’s lives.

According to the United Nations, one in every two Afghans does not know where their next meal would come from.

In addition, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund warned that as poverty and unemployment rise in Afghanistan, millions more children will suffer and perish.

Meanwhile, a number of social media users have raised alarm over the upsurge in coal exports to Pakistan.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).