No ban on Pakistani currency in Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (APP): The Afghanistan Government has imposed no ban on holding of Pakistani currency in Afghanistan, the Finance Ministry said here on Monday.

Minister for Finance, Muhamamd Ishaq Dar made a telephonic conversation with Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal regarding the reported ban on the holding of Pakistani rupee in Afghanistan, the statement issued by the ministry said.

Dr Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal informed the finance minister that the Afghan Government had imposed no such restriction on the holding of Pakistani currency and it is freely convertible like other currencies, it added.

It may be mentioned here that a news was being circulated in the section of media that the police chief of Kandahar in Afghanistan has banned the use of Pakistani currency in the key southern province.