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    The price of a girl

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a tragic tale, tribal law lessens the emotional blow to a family selling its daughters out of financial desperation.



    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Kunduz melon yield increases

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Melon production showed a considerable increase this year in northeastern Kunduz province, an official and growers said on Monday.  



    Business & Economics

    Kandahar customs revenue up by 21pc

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite negative impacts on the national economy in the wake of a prolonged electoral process, the provincial customs department’s revenue increased by 21 percent in southern Kandahar province this fiscal year, an official said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Kabul- UAE airfare increases

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a latest development, airfare from Kabul to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased by at least 60 percent forcing Kam Airlines to halt its flights for Dubai, traders said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Khost customs revenue to increase: Zakhilwal

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday inaugurated a newly constructed building for the customs office in southeastern Khost province and hoped the facility would help increase income and streamline customs affairs.



    Business & Economics

    Flawed mining contracts causes corruption

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The transfer of mining contracts from one hand to another and merging of the exploration and excavation process of natural reservoirs are fueling corruption in the mining sector, economic and mining experts said.



    Business & Economics

    Herat govt accused of creating hurdles to oil refinery

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An official of the oil refinery in western Herat province on Thursday accused the provincial authorities of not allowing them to refine crude oil at the $30 million facility.



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    Flaws viewed in Paktia copper mine contract

    KABUL: The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) has awarded a private company with a dubious contract to dig out 200 tons of minerals from a copper mine in southeastern Paktia province solely for testing purpose, provincial officials alleged.



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    Takhar coppersmith industry on the verge of collapse

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The industry of coppersmith is on the verge of collapse in northern Takhar province, locals said.



    Governance,Business & Economics

    Prolonged polls process affects Herat businesses

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Traders and businessmen in this western city of Herat complained on Tuesday their businesses received great setback because of the prolonged electoral process.