Kabul Bank protests Afghanistan on long ATM line


Hundreds of Afghans are protesting outside Kabul’s banks, while others are lining up in automated teller machines.

Protesters at the New Kabul Bank on Saturday included many civil servants demanding salaries, who said they had not been paid for the past three to six months.

They said no one was able to withdraw cash, even though the bank reopened three days ago. ATM machines are still in operation, but withdrawals are limited to about $ 200 every 24 hours, contributing to the formation of long lines.

Bank account owners will meet outside the closed bank building in Kabul on August 28, 2021. (Aamir Qureshi / AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, UN agencies have warned that the worsening drought could require millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

The economic crisis empowers Western nations as they urge the new rulers of Afghanistan to form an inclusive government and allow people to leave after all U.S. military withdrawals planned on August 31. May give.

Associated Press