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South Asia

Will Kabul’s banks survive Afghanistan’s fall?

The future of banks in Afghanistan is uncertain after the Taliban toppled the government in August.

Taliban closes in on Afghanistan's capital Kabul
Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with Asiamoney, Afghanistan central bank governor Ajmal Ahmady talks about the likely future of banks under Taliban rule and his own experience escaping from the country

Sundaram Prabhu chairs one of Afghanistan’s biggest banks, Azizi Bank. An accountant from the south Indian city of Chennai, Prabhu could be excused for thinking the Taliban’s seizure of Afghanistan in August might, at the very least, pose a problem for Azizi and Afghanistan’s 11 other banks.