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The Afghanistan Bank is the central bank of Afghanistan. It regulates all the banking and money handling operations in Afghanistan. Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) is one of the leading & government recognized bank of Afghanistan which was established on 1939. The vision of DAB is that of a monetary institution which upholds international best practice in fostering price stability and a sound financial system conducive to macro-economic stability, and broad-based economic growth.


Basic Tasks of DAB:

    Formulate, adopt and execute the monetary policy of Afghanistan;
    Hold and manage the official foreign exchange reserves of Afghanistan;
    Print and issue Afghani banknotes and coins;
    Act as banker and adviser to, and as fiscal agent of the State;

    License, regulate and supervise banks, foreign exchange dealers, money service providers, payment system operators, securities service providers, securities transfer system operators; and
    Establish, maintain and promote sound and efficient systems for payments, for transfers of securities issued by the State or DAB, and for the clearing and settlement of payment transactions and transactions in such securities.

Da Afghanistan Bank HQ Location Map

Da Afghanistan Bank
HQ Address: Da Afghanistan Bank
Kabul, Afghanistan
Telephone: 00 93 (20) 2104146
Facsimile: N/A
Currency: Afghan afghani
Banking Hours:
Sunday - Thursday : 9.00am - 4.00pm


Although there has been good progress in the development of the financial sector in Afghanistan, the Bank must be well managed and pursue a goal-oriented approach, as consistent as possible with international best practice. It has been recognized that strengthening of the technical and professional skills of bankers and microfinance managers and staff is urgently needed. The Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance, AIBF has been established specifically to provide training in financial practice and policy.

List of banks governed by Da Afghanistan Bank:
Afghanistan International Bank BRAC Bank Punjab National Bank - India
Afghan United Bank Bakhtar Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Azizi Bank Habib Bank of Pakistan The First Micro Finance Bank
Arian Bank New Kabul Bank Maiwand Bank
Bank-E-Mili Afghan

National Bank of Pakistan Ghazanfar Bank
Bank Alfalah Ltd Pashtany Bank

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