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Diesel, Iranian gold down in Kabul

Diesel, Iranian gold down in Kabul

Sep 12, 2013 - 18:43

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Prices of diesel and Iranian gold fell but that of Arabian variety gold soared during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The rate of one litre of diesel decreased from 65afs to 64afs, said Abdul Hadi, a filing station manager in the Wazirabad area. The same amount of petrol priced at 63afs, the same are as last week’s.
A liquefied gas dealer in the Kalola Pushta neighbourhood, Mohammad Sharif, sold a kg for 47afs, showing no change.
The cost of one gram Arabian gold increased from 2,150afs to 2,200afs, but the same quantity of the Iranian variety declined from 1,750afs to 1,700afs, said Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighbourhood.
The rate of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar remained stable at 1,750afs, a 24-kg bag of rice at 1, 800afs, said Food Traders' Union head Haji Fazal Rahman. A five-kg tin of ghee was priced at 400afs, a kilo of African back tea for 210afs and Indonesian green tea for 175afs -- the same prices as last week’s.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in the Karta-i-Seh area, sold a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,200afs and a 50-kg bag of sugar for 1,950afs.
He sold 49-kg of Pakistani flour for 1,320afs, a 5-kg tin of ghee for 460afs, a kilo of African back tea for 270afs and Indonesian green tea for 230afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 56.85 afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 544afs.
Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 56.80 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 542 afs, he said.


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