Afghan Youth Society Asks US to Release Bank Reserves

The demand comes as the US froze nearly $9.5 billion dollars of Afghanistan’s central bank’s assets.

The Afghan Society of Muslim Youth in a gathering on Friday asked the international community and world charity institutions to keep assisting Afghanistan.

The group also asked that Afghanistan’s reserves be released soon.

The demand comes as the US froze nearly $9.5 billion dollars of Afghanistan’s central bank’s assets.

The head of a union of Kabul money exchangers, Amin Jan Khosti, who attended the gathering, said: “We ask the US to release the money. This is the property of Afghans, not the Taliban.”

The participants urged all international organizations including the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to not leave Afghanistan behind.

Abdul Wahed Hemat, head of the society of Muslim youth, said: “If you are a supporter of human rights, you should keep helping Afghanistan.”

A member of the youth group, Ehsanullah Almas, said: “We will continue our protest if the US does not release the money.”

The group of Muslim youth also called on the Taliban to take steps to reopen girls’ schools, create work opportunities, and pay salaries of government employees.

Afghan Youth Society Asks US to Release Bank Reserves