Food, fuel prices stable in Kabul
Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour cost 1,270 afghanis, 50kg of sugar 1,700 afghanis, 24kg of rice 1,800afs, a 5-kg Momin ghee tin 360afs, 1kg of African black tea was sold for 210afs and 1kg Vietnam green tea for 180afs, the same prices as last week’s.
But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 2,000afs, a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,300afs, a 5kg of Momin ghee for 440afs, 1kg of green tea for 260afs and a kg of black African tea for 280afs.
Similarly, the prices of fuel also stayed stable. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, sold a litre of diesel for 58 afs and the same quantity of petrol for 64afs, the same rates as last week’s.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, said the rate of one kg of gas was 70afs against 48afs at government-run gas stations.
Haji Hamid Salehzada, a jeweller in Lycée Maryam area, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety 1,700 afs, registering no change in the prices.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.45afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 561afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 563afs.
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