Didn’t we see pictures of Taliban guys sitting around in government offices a month ago?
Things don’t work being run by guys who only know how be soldiers….
added to that is the exodus of other officials from the country , worried about their well being and lives….
Afghanistan is place that does NOT work right now….
Winning against America and the West has rewarded the war loads with a 40 million person headache…
They told him, “Do what you must,” but warned, “God is watching you, and you will be accountable for what you do on Judgment Day’.”
Quietly, these technocrats are advising the Taliban leadership in the running of the crippled financial sector. They tell them what to do and how to do it. But, as seasoned experts, they see no way out of Afghanistan’s economic quagmire: With billions in international funds frozen, the best they can muster in domestic revenues is $500 million to $700 million, not enough to pay public salaries or provide basic goods and services.
The Taliban are buttressing relations with local businessmen to keep them operating, while the leadership makes its case for international recognition in meetings with foreign officials.
The Taliban’s seizure of power in mid-August resulted in an abrupt halt to most donor funds. These disbursements accounted for 45% of GDP and financed 75% of state expenditures, including public sector salaries. In 2019, total government expenditures were nearly $11 billion.
With drought ongoing as well, the United Nations predicts 95% of the population will go hungry and as much as 97% of the country risks sinking below the poverty line.
The United States froze billions in dollar reserves in line with international sanctions against the Taliban, eroding the liquidity of both the central bank and commercial banks and constraining their ability to make international transactions.
This has undermined international trade, a mainstay of the Afghan economy….