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Taliban suspends insurance companies' operations in Afghanistan

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The Taliban on Friday suspended the operations of the insurance companies in Afghanistan till a future notice.In an official letter sent to the insurance companies, the acting government announced the suspension of all the activities of the public and private insurance firms, reported Khaama Press.The letter says the spirit of the insurance industry is under discussion in the Science Academy of Afghanistan to decide whether it is against Islamic practices or not.The suspension spells doom for insurance companies who have invested and carried out financial risks in the country for the last 20-year of the democratic era and open market in Afghanistan.Several private insurance companies in addition to a government-owned insurance entity, have invested and carried out financial risks.The Afghanistan economy went into crisis after the collapse of the Afghanistan government in the hands of the Taliban on August 15 of last year. Hundreds of companies, organizations and projects were shut …

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