Exchange of new Afghan currency to end 2 January

The Afghan central bank has announced that the three-month period for exchanging the old Afghan currency for the new one will end on 2 January 2003 (12 Jadi on the Afghan calendar) and the period will not be prolonged.

In a statement on 17 December, the bank said that exchange booths and centres would continue their work throughout the country until 12 Jadi. The centres will be closed after this date and the old Afghan currency will no longer be valid or circulate.