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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.



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    Meeting discusses economy, smuggling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday discussed the country's current economic situation.



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    Gas price down, afghani gains ground

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of liquefied gas declined, but the value of the afghani against foreign currencies increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Ministry warns traders against gas price hike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Trade and Commerce on Monday accused some entrepreneurs of illegally importing gas and causing a price hike of this basic commodity in the holy month of Ramadan.



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    Solar panels selling like hotcakes in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Solar energy panels are selling like hotcakes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces amid increasingly hot weather.



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    ISAF pullout fuelling unemployment

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.



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    Kunduz sericulture on the decline

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Silkworm farming in northeastern Kunduz province is on downward trend as the industry produced a total of three tonnes of silk during 2013.



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    High gas prices blamed on smuggling

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.



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    Helmand’s melon yield registers increase

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The melon yield has considerably increased in southern Helmand province this year, an agriculture official said on Thursday



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    Fuel down, sugar up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of fuel declined and sugar edged up in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.