Afghanistan's revenue dwindles after six dry ports fall to Taliban

Kabul: Afghanistan's government revenue has fallen sharply after the Taliban captured six dry ports in the past two months. Afghanistan's Finance Ministry has informed in this regard on Saturday. The Finance Ministry has announced that six dry ports have fallen into the hands of the Taliban in the last two months. Khama Press said Taliban militants are now controlling ports and full revenue is also being collected by them, which has led to a decline in government revenue.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Finance Ministry in a statement has instructed all ministries to stop or suspend the remaining development projects due to a decline in national revenue. Khama Press reported that the Taliban have captured Danda-e-Patan port in Pakhtia province, Aikhanam in Takhar province, Sherkhan in Kunduz province, Islam Kala and Tor Ghundi in Herat province, Abu Nasr Farahi in Farah province, and spin dry port and crossing in Kandahar. A few days ago, the Government had also stopped the construction of all 'alternative projects' or projects which are implemented by the Government.

In another development, President Ashraf Ghani held a meeting with prominent Afghan politicians to discuss the volatile situation in the country. The Taliban has stepped up its offensive with the full withdrawal of foreign forces in a few days as violence has increased in Afghanistan in the last few weeks. A few days ago, a popular Afghan comedian was killed by unidentified gunmen in the Kandahar province of the country by the Taliban.

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