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    Gas price hike blamed on smuggling

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The smuggling of liquefied gas to Pakistan has resulted in increased prices of the commodity in southern Kandahar province, dealers alleged on Thursday.



    Women,Business & Economics

    Women’s handicrafts market opens in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A handicrafts market was inaugurated in southern Helmand province on Thursday, a project that will help women gain economic empowerment.



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    Political certainty spurs afghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The afghani rose in value against major foreign currencies during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday, linking the rise to the election result that ended months of political uncertainty.   



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    Not forgiving defaulters, says DABS official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Da Afghanistan Brishna Sherkat (DABS) official on Wednesday rejected if the company was planning to write-off two billion afghanis payable by some government offices in unpaid electricity bills.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Features

    Gunmen in control of sulpher deposits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Vast deposits of sulpher, a key chemical element that the insurgents allegedly use in making bombs, exist in volatile areas of the country, experts say.



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    Fuel, Gold prices drop in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel and gold fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Qargha Lake revenue declines by 90pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following last month’s gang-rape incident in the Paghman district of Kabul, revenue from a popular tourist resort, the Qargha Lake, has declined by 90 percent, an official said on Wednesday.



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    DABS plans to write off $2m afs in power bills

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS), plans to write off nearly $2 million afghanis payable by government departments and powerful individuals in arrears, an official said on Wednesday.



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    3 carpet-making firms honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday praised three Afghan carpet-manufacturing firms for their impressive show at an international exhibition in China last week.



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    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.