Latest News

    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert

    Business & Economics

    Business & Economics

    $1.3b oil refinery’s design finalised

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The design of a $1.3 billion oil refinery, which the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to build in northern Jawzjan province, has been finalised, an official said on Wednesday.



    Business & EconomicsNo details available

    US supports trilateral gas pipeline project

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday supported a gas pipeline project involving Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan and the supply of electricity from Central Asia.



    Business & Economics

    Prices of daily-use items stable in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of food and other use items stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    AWCC also issued with 3G licence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) issued a Third Generation (3G) technology licence to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    US has spent $53b funding Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has spent around $53 billion funding the Afghan security forces, in addition to providing the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 160 aircrafts, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    20pc cut in Afghan transit trade via Pakistan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan traders on Monday said they had reduced by 20 percent imports of commercial goods via Pakistan due to problems they faced in the neighbouring country. But Pakistani traders also complain about hardships they encounter in Afghanistan.



    Business & Economics

    Iodised salt factory starts production

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The first-ever iodised salt factory started production in the industrial park in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, the governor’s office said.



    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The Bloomberg.com in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.  



    Business & Economics

    Fuel prices up, gold sink in capital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of petrol, liquefied gas and green tea jumped and that of Arabic gold sunk, with other daily-use commodities' rates staying stable in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan to get $30m in incentive funding

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will release id="mce_marker"5 million to the Afghan government from the US -Afghan Incentive Fund in recognition of progress on the commitment it made to develop a provincial budgeting policy, as part of the country’s Tokyo Conference commitments.