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    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.

    Business & Economics,Features

    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.

    Business & Economics,Features

    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.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Social

    Ex-ALP commander cuts power to eastern cities

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A former Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander has cut power supply lines into eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces from Kabul’s Naghlo district, officials said Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    Nimroz customs incurs 20m afs losses daily

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The customs department of southwestern Nimroz province incurred 20 million afghanis in losses on a daily basis due to ongoing protests by crude oil businessmen, an official said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Work on time-consuming projects halted

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance on Monday said budget deficit has forced them to stop construction work on some time-consuming development projects.

    Business & Economics

    Economic uplift plan for Badakhshan launched

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A comprehensive regional economic development plan for southeastern Badakhshan province was launched on Friday, a German organisation said.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Dam revenue ends up in Taliban’s pockets

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials said most of the revenue from the Sarda dam in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province is pocketed by the Taliban militants.