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    Protracted poll process hits fuel trade

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Businessmen from the northern zone said on Friday the prolonged election process had left a deeply negative impact on trade activities and dealt a severe blow to security.



    Business & Economics

    Gas, sugar prices go up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of liquefied gas, petrol and sugar jumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, with efforts ongoing to bring down the gas rate, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics,Features

    Takhar gold mine contract seen as illegal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The contract for the Nuraba and Semti gold mines has been awarded on the basis of favoritism and in a non-transparent manner.



    Business & Economics

    Balkh municipality’s revenue unaffected

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The uncertain electoral process has had no significant impact on the affairs and revenues of the municipality department of northern Balkh province, the mayor said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics,Migration

    Waziristan refugees in Khost receive aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some Australia-based Afghans provided cash assistance to refugees from Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in southeastern Khost province.



    Women,Business & Economics

    Minister decries costly wedding parties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge spending on dowry and mourning ceremonies have forced many families into sending their sons abroad or indulging into hard work to bear the costs, participants of a conference said on Tuesday.



    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    30pc of construction firms sell equipment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The dragging electoral process has led to an 80 percent decline in construction work and up to 30 percent firms have either sold their equipment at low prices or have taken their capital out of the country, an official said on Tuesday.



    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    New warehouses constructed in Nimroz

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The construction of two large warehouses at the Customs Department in southwestern Nimroz province has been completed, an official said on Sunday.



    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Number of illegal migrants to Iran soars

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay for their home journey.



    Business & Economics

    Insecurity, lousy road undercut port value

    BADAKHSHAN (Pajhwok): Multiple problems have forced traders to spend more on transporting their imports through Sher Khan and Hairatan ports instead of Ishkashim in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.