All government officials in the civilian sectors of Afghanistan were called on by the Taliban on Saturday to work routine from Sunday.
The warning was put on the Facebook page of the Finance Ministry minutes after a leader of the Taliban talked to senior ministry officials.
“When the new ‘Islamic’ government of Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate is started, the employees’ salaries are reimbursed as in the past,” stated the announcement, assuring anxious public officials who have not taken to work since the Taliban gained control of the country last week.
The statement further stated that soon all banking, financial and customs activities will start.
In addition, asking technical personnel to resume jobs quickly, the Taliban declaration further stated that employees from other departments of the Ministry of Finance should await the decision of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Economic and Financial Commission to take action in the future.
Taliban leader Khalil Haqqani, speaking at a ministry meeting, stated Panjshir’s leaders — the final province not yet lost to the Taliban — had surrendered to the taliban.
Meanwhile, the local radio station Salam Afghanistan has stated that a range of high Taliban leadership has come to Kabul for future government dialogue.
Much of the city, including banks, forex markets and offices, remained closed throughout Afghanistan, leading to pricing increases and concerns.
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