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    Waziristan families promised winter aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): International organisations on Wednesday promised to assist refugees from Pakistan’s Waziristan tribal region in southeastern Khost province.

    Business & Economics

    Marbles imported despite 9b tonne deposits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The deputy commerce and industries minister on Wednesday lamented that traders continued to import marbles despite the existence of deposits of more than nine billion tonnes in Afghanistan.

    Business & Economics

    Hairatan traders blast govt’s dual-faced policy

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Businessmen on Tuesday accused the central government of “a dual-faced policy” towards the Hairatan dry port in northern Balkh province.

    Business & Economics

    Bamyan has workforce, but no factory

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): There is no dearth of workforce in central Bamyan province, but so far no factory has been established to utilise the potential, a trader said on Monday.

    Governance,Business & Economics

    New mining law yet to be published

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new mining law was endorsed by former president Hamid Karzai about three months ago, but the Ministry of Justice (MJ) is yet to publish it in the official gazette.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar, Lashkargah plunge into darkness

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Power cables from the Kajaki dam to two major cities in southern Afghanistan have been cut during a clash between insurgents and security forces, an official said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    Kabul keen on more trade ties with Islamabad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new Afghan administration has expressed its keenness on boosting trade links, including frequent exchanges of delegations, with neighbouring Pakistan, a report said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    Firewood up, liquefied gas down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood jumped while rates of liquefied gas dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food rates remained stable.

    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Kunduz dried fruit business picking up

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Dried fruit exports from northern Kunduz province have fallen, but the business has started picking up after the new government’s installation, officials said on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics,Social

    Helamand departments default on power bills

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Afghan Breshna Shirkat, the power utility, in southern Helmand province on Sunday accused many state institutions of defaulting on bills worth millions of afghanis.