ECONOMY

Taliban Working On A New Policy To Grow Afghanistan’s Economy

Taliban’s
Ministry of Economy announced that it has developed a new policy and plan to
grow the Afghan economy.

Abdul
Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy, told a news conference in Kabul that
the Ministry of Economy had prepared a plan for a “market-based economic
system with a social approach” and sent it to the Economic Committee of
the Islamic Emirate.

According
to the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy, about eighty percent of the
national economy depends on agriculture, which should be changed from
traditional to modern.

Abdul
Latif Nazari also stated that in this policy, the issues of modernization of
agriculture, depoliticization of trade, fight against corruption, reform of
cumbersome laws, support of businesswomen, export protection, monitoring the
quality of imported goods, job creation through large projects such as TAPI, CASA-1000
and some other projects are considered.

Officials
at the Ministry of Economy say that recently 134 domestic institutions have
been newly registered, and currently 1950 domestic institutions and 262 foreign
organizations are working in various sectors in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile,
Afghan economists believe that the Taliban should address the humanitarian
crisis in the country before pursuing economic policies.

“In
the current situation, more attention should be paid to resolving the
humanitarian crisis. This should be the priority of the current government,”
said Nazim Samon, an Afghan economist, to Radio Liberty.

Officials
of the Economy Ministry claim that a committee has been set up to look into the
equitable distribution of humanitarian aid, and efforts are being made to
distribute aid to the deserving.

Afghanistan
is currently the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with over 23mn in dire
need of food aid.



Source: Wadsam

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