“Since 2020, twenty cases of money changers` abduction has been recorded by security organs in Herat.” Baha-u-ddin Rahimi, head of the Herat money changers’ union told Raha News Agency today Thursday October 21 2021.
He complaining about lack of security in ex-government added investors and businessmen fled Afghanistan and transferred their assets out of the country
Although the security situation is improved comparing to the past, it is not enough encouraging for investors and businessmen to come back to Afghanistan he said
Head of the Herat money changers’ union said since the Taliban took over, just one case of money changer`s kidnapping has been recorded in which the kidnappers were killed in fire exchanges with Islamic Emirate security forces and the dead bodies hang in full view of public in different parts of the city.
Mr. Rahimi added a large number of businessmen and investors have left Herat due to security problems in Afghanistan, gone to neighboring or European countries and have taken out their money.
According to him, once they are assured about their security, the investors can come back to Afghanistan.
Baha-u-ddin Rahimi said there is no suitable space for Afghans to invest in neighboring or European countries, but they are forced to go to those countries due to the lack of security in Afghanistan.
“Investment brings fruits when inestors and businessmen feel safety.” Rahimi Mohammad Reza, a businessman, told Raha News Agency in Herat
He added he is living in Iran and he has transferred all his money out of Afghanistan.
He said businessmen and investors have left Afghanistan due to security problems, gone to neighboring or European countries and have taken out their money.
This is as Taliban some weeks ago killed four kidnappers, who tried to abduct a businessman and his son, in a gun clash and hang their dead body across the city.
Citizens in Herat reacted to the brutal action of Taliban differently: some welcomed it but others described it against human laws.