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    All set for 4G system launch: Sangin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said they would soon launch the fourth generation (4G) mobile telecommunication technology system in the country soon, an official said.

    Business & Economics,Interviews

    Illegal tourmaline mining continues unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Northern and eastern parts of Afghanistan have abundant reserves of tourmaline -- locally known as Bairoch -- but the government has been unable to formally control them or award contract for their extraction, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    Dollar goes up against Afghan currency

    KABUL (PAN): The US dollar rose against the Afghan currency and gold rates also increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics

    Nimroz transporters, drivers warn of strike

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Transport unions and drivers in western Nimroz province on Thursday warned of going on strike if their problems were not resolved by authorities.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Traders feel secure in Balkh, Kandahar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Small and medium-sized enterprises in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar are satisfied with their security, but those in Kabul are worried about the security environment, a survey revealed on Wednesday.   

    Business & Economics

    Farah strongmen default on power bills

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 1,200 powerful individuals owe nearly 12 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in western Farah province, where electricity theft amount

    Business & Economics,Features

    Road closure sends Balkh revenue dipping

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The customs department’s daily revenue has fallen by 50 percent due to the closure of the Kabul-Balkh highway, officials said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan’s maiden satellite launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first satellite – AFGHANSAT 1 -- was formally launched on Saturday, with officials expecting a $15 million addition to the government’s annual revenue.

    Business & Economics

    Food item rates stable, gold down

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of some daily-use commodities jumped while the rates of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics

    Dangerous Samangan coalmines to be closed

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Wednesday pledged to close dangerous coalmines in Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Baghlan province.