OREANDA-NEWS. Representatives of the radical Taliban movement (an organization banned in Russia) who seized power in Afghanistan have appointed a new acting head of the country's Central Bank (CB). It was Haji Mohammad Idris, the representative of the movement Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter.

It is noted that the list of the main tasks of the new head of the CB will include organizing the work of state financial and banking institutions, as well as solving the problems of the population of Afghanistan.

At the same time, Ajmal Ahmadi, the former head of the Central Bank in the government of President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country, said that the Taliban have access to no more than 0.1% of state financial reserves. This is due to the fact that the United States has frozen most of Afghanistan's monetary reserves. According to him, after coming to power, the radicals should take control of capital flows, as well as restrict access to dollar assets in the country. These measures, in his opinion, would help to avoid an increase in inflation and impoverishment of the population.

Earlier, the main sources of income of the Taliban became known. According to David Mansfield, a consultant at the British analytical center Overseas Development Institute, for the past 20 years, the militants have received income not only from drug trafficking, but also from taxes on legal goods.