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    Nimroz revenue sees huge boost

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has significantly increased during the first half of the ongoing financial year, an official said on Sunday.



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    Residents flay low power voltage

    NEILI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Daikundi province on Sunday complained against low voltage and high electricity prices. As many as 50,000 families, living in Neili, are deprived of electricity. Another 90 percent are forced to use solar systems.



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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.



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    Meeting discusses economy, smuggling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday discussed the country's current economic situation.



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    Gas price down, afghani gains ground

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of liquefied gas declined, but the value of the afghani against foreign currencies increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Ministry warns traders against gas price hike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Trade and Commerce on Monday accused some entrepreneurs of illegally importing gas and causing a price hike of this basic commodity in the holy month of Ramadan.



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    Solar panels selling like hotcakes in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Solar energy panels are selling like hotcakes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces amid increasingly hot weather.



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    ISAF pullout fuelling unemployment

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.



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    Kunduz sericulture on the decline

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Silkworm farming in northeastern Kunduz province is on downward trend as the industry produced a total of three tonnes of silk during 2013.



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    High gas prices blamed on smuggling

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.