Afghan general bans Pakistani rupee in southern province

August 7, 2016 7:56 AM

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A senior Afghan police official regarded as one of the country's most powerful men has banned the use of the Pakistani currency in the key southern province of Kandahar.

Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, said on Sunday that using the Pakistani rupee is now a crime. But he says he hasn't yet decided on the punishment.

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