Almost all major online shopping services in Afghanistan have closed, with the two major online shopping services recently announcing the closure of their services due to the financial crisis in the country.
Nearly a year after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the lack of legitimate governance power in the country has thrown it into total crisis. The sudden collapse of the Afghan administration has led to an economic crisis and financial problems in the country.
According to Khaama Press, a well-known online shopping app, Click.af, with a successful marketing track record of six years, announced its closure on Saturday evening.
A message posted on Click.af’s Facebook page indicates that they are no longer able to continue their activities due to financial problems.
“The precarious economic situation, capital flight and economic cycle freeze have severely affected market sales, and Click.af is no exception,” the app’s operator(s) said in a Facebook post.
Click online store owner Masih Stanekzai said he was not ready to express his feelings yet.
“I’m not interested in giving a negative feeling about it,” he said.
“I hope the future will be brighter in the years to come so businesses like Click.af can restart, thrive and become a success!” Stanekzai added.
A day later, Baqal, another online shopping service with a 3-year background, announced its closure due to financial difficulties.
A message posted on Baqal’s Facebook page said it was a medium-sized investment that eventually collapsed when citizens’ purchasing power declined and local banks froze funds from citizens. people in bank accounts due to Taliban restrictions on the banking sector. , reported Khaama Press.
Online shopping services in Afghanistan have facilitated and improved communication between customers and traders, but this comes as other major online businesses including an online taxi service called “Bubar”, the online shopping portal The Finest superstores online shopping and the Hindukosh online shopping website were shut down months after the collapse of the administration of the republic of Afghanistan.
Immediately after the Taliban took power in August 2021, the first two months were particularly difficult for many Afghan civilians.
As Afghanistan continues to witness a debilitating rights situation, the UN humanitarian affairs body has expressed concern about the seriousness of the situation, noting that 25 million people in the countries live in poverty, according to the media.
The human rights situation in the country has been exacerbated by a national economic, financial and humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale, however, the Taliban have repeatedly denied reports of human rights violations and called them unfounded.
According to a report by a global analysis company, under the Taliban regime, Afghanistan ranked first among the most unhappy countries in terms of physical pain, mental stress, mental disorders triggered by poverty and unemployment. , anxiety and anger.
Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US forces, the emotional state of Afghans reflects instability and uncertainty according to the survey report.
The Taliban have dismantled the system to respond to gender-based violence, created new barriers to women’s access to health care, prevented aid workers from doing their work and attacked women’s rights protesters.
With the withdrawal of US troops from the country, large-scale violence was unleashed, creating political uncertainty in different parts of the country. At least 59% of the population is now in need of humanitarian assistance, an increase of 6 million people from the start of 2021, according to UNAMA.
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