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400 traders leave Kunduz for security reasons

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Feb 08, 2016 - 16:28
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly 400 entrepreneurs and traders have left northern Kunduz province for security reasons, badly affecting the economic condition of the province, officials said on Monday. They include big traders who had been operating at...
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Flour and fuel prices down in Kabul markets

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Feb 04, 2016 - 20:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices flour and fuel declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, but of other food items remained unchanged, market sources said on Thursday.
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Ghulam Khan transit route: Ghani reminded of campaign pledge

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Feb 04, 2016 - 18:42
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials, traders and residents on Thursday accused the central government of paying little heed to the Khost-Ghulam Khan transit route. Former president, Hamid Karzai, had approved the construction of the transit route in...
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Hawkers in Kabul say prevented from work, insulted

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Feb 02, 2016 - 22:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hawkers in the capital Kabul complain the government is not providing them with jobs and municipality officials insult and prevent them from working.
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Zaranj bakeries closed in protest against bread imports

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Feb 01, 2016 - 19:19
ZARANJ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 200 bakeries have been closed in Zaranj city, the capital of western Nimroz province, after a huge amount of bread was imported from neighbouring Iran to the city.
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Prices of gas & petrol down, food items stable in Kabul

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Jan 28, 2016 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of gas, flour and petrol declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where gas rates varied from one neighbourhood to another, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of one litre of diesel came down from 37 afghanis to 33afs...
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Increased exports a victory for Afghan traders: Ghani

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Jan 27, 2016 - 19:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said the increase in exports of Afghan products was a victory for traders and the country.
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Indian cabinet OKs revised cost of Afghan parliament building

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Jan 27, 2016 - 16:45
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Indian cabinet on Wednesday accorded ex-post facto approval to the revised cost of Rs969 crore of Afghanistan’s parliament building. During his month’s trip to Kabul, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India-built...
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Govt urged to enable women sell handicrafts

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Jan 26, 2016 - 16:12
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Enabling women to sell their handicrafts is essential for their economic stability, participants of an exhibition showcasing handicrafts in the capital of northern Balkh province said on Tuesday. Arranged in cooperation...
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Jawzjan revenue surges; high tax rates sparks resentment

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Jan 25, 2016 - 14:34
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The revenue of northern Jawzjan province has surged by more than 50 million afghanis this year, but taxpayers complainof rising duties. Jawzjan’s revenue target fixed by the Ministry of Finance was 219 million afs, but the...
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Onion prices sharply increased in Nimroz

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Jan 23, 2016 - 19:23
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Onion prices have increased sharply in southwestern Nimroz province due to being dependent on imports from Tajikistan, residents say. Earlier the province would produce vegetable enough for local consumption and would send surplus...
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Jabalus Siraj cement factory being revived: Minister

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Jan 23, 2016 - 18:05
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba on Saturday said 100 million afghanis had been set aside to revive the Jabalus Siraj Cement Factory in central Parwan province. During a visit to Parwan, Saba said his ministry would...
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Turkey urged to help Kandahar fruits reach Europe

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Jan 21, 2016 - 16:55
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Traders in southern Kandahar province on Thursday urged the Turkish ambassador in Afghanistan to facilitate their dried and fresh fruits in reaching Europe markets through Turkey. The Turkish envoy, Ali Sait Akin, was...
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Insecurity tamping down exports via Sher Khan Port: ACCI

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Jan 21, 2016 - 14:41
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Exports of domestic products to Central Asian countries through the Sher Khan Port in northern Kunduz province have dropped as a result of growing insecurity and the government’s inadequate support to the private sector...
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Kandahar customs revenue up by 2.2b afghanis

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Jan 20, 2016 - 18:18
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents and traders have criticised the performance of the transport and customs departments of southern Kandahar province, but officials of the said departments claim their revenue has increased due to better management.
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Cabinet approves land sale to Alokozay Group

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Jan 20, 2016 - 16:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cabinet has decided to sell 144 acres of government land near the Kabul International Airport against $350 million to the Alokozay Group of Companies (AGC) for establishing six factories. A statement from the Office of...
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4-year investment strategy being evolved: Abdullah

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Jan 20, 2016 - 14:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the unity government was working on a four-year investment strategy and was determined to resolve problems being faced by investors and take steps for attracting investment in the country.
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Angry rickshaw drivers protest police restrictions in Herat City

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Jan 19, 2016 - 12:44
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Rickshaw drivers complain they are subjected to inordinate restrictions by police at every intersection in the capital of the western Herat province.
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In Kandahar, fish-farming sees mushroom growth

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Jan 17, 2016 - 18:31
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): In a short span of a year, the number of fish farms has doubled in southern Kandahar province, where the mushroom growth has created a lucrative source of income for locals. Last year, there were 92 fish farms across...
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Mining sector hurt by corruption, lack of planning: IWA

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Jan 16, 2016 - 17:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said on Saturday rebels and unauthorised individuals continued to exploit the country’s natural resources, but no meaningful steps had been taken to protect such sites, involving huge funds...
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