SHARANA (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktika province on Saturday asked shopkeepers to use only the Afghan currency in their daily transactions.
Governor Maulvi Abdullah Mukhtar, during a visit to Sharana today, said the government had drawn up a plan to control prices and transact in national currency, which would be implemented soon.
He said with the implementation of the plan, prices would be controlled and transactions would be in Afghanis only. The governor also urged shopkeepers to cooperate with the government in controlling the prices.
Haji Akbar, a money changer in Sharana, said they agreed with the ban on foreign currency transactions and welcomed the government’s move.
It is worth mentioning that a demonstration was held in Sharana today to promote the afghani.