Gas rate up, diesel down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gas rose, but that of diesel decreased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.
A gas dealer in Taimani neighborhood, Abdullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate one kilogram of liquefied gas increased from 48 to 55 afghanis.
He linked the surge to reduction in gas imports due to closure of link routes by recent flash floods in northern parts of the country.
But the diesel price went down. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said one litre of diesel fell in value from 58 to 56 afghanis.
Rates of other daily-use commodities remained stable. Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,300afs.
A 40-kg bag of Pakistani sugar cost 1,550afs -- the same price as last week. A kg of green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee at 380afs.
But a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, Jan Mohammad, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,450afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,700afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,300afs, and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 450afs, a kg of African black tea 270afs.
Gold prices also remained steady. Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in Lycée Maryam area, said one gram of Arabian gold was priced at 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety at 1,700afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.60afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 575afs.
Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 580afs.
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