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Helmand residents want Kabul Bank to increase its branches

Helmand residents want Kabul Bank to increase its branches

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18 Sep 2023 - 18:11
Helmand residents want Kabul Bank to increase its branches
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18 Sep 2023 - 18:11

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Some people in southern Helmand province have demanded the creation of more Kabul Bank branches and said currently only one branch was functioning which could not entertained customers.

They asked government to open Kabul Bank branches in the districts so that people could get their money swiftly and easily.

Qari Ahmad Shah, the resident of Musa Kala district, said Helmadn was a big province and all banks should open more branches considering the land and population of the province, Ahmad shah came to Lashkargah, the provincial capital to get his salary.

He said: “I am Mujahid, today is the second day that I wait to get may salary from Kabul Bank, if there is a branch in Musa Kala district then people will have no need to come here and get their salaries.”

Ahmad Shah said he paid 1,500 afs in rent from Musa Kala to Lashkargah, adding the economic situation of people was not good and they did not have the ability to pay all this.

He believed banks should open more branches considering the population and land area of Helmand province.

Qari Bashir Ahmad Sahaar, assistant head of the Kabul Bank Central Branch in Kabul, acknowledged the problems faced by the people in Helmand and said efforts are underway to address the issue.

He said the central office had pledged to increase its branches in Helmand so that people could easily get their salaries.

Mawlavi Mohammad Qasim Riyaz, deputy head of the Information and Cultural Affairs, said efforts were underway to increase banks branches in Helmand and one of the Kabul Bank branch was opened in Garamseer district as well last week.

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