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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.

    Business & Economics

    Helmand’s melon yield registers increase

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The melon yield has considerably increased in southern Helmand province this year, an agriculture official said on Thursday

    Business & Economics

    Fuel down, sugar up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of fuel declined and sugar edged up in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.

    Women,Business & Economics

    Bamyan handicrafts need market

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): An association has been set up in central Bamyan province where women’s handicraft industry will work together instead of individually at homes. But the established industry suffers poor market, officials said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters,Business & Economics

    Jawzjan wheat yield declines by 10,000 tonnes

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The wheat yield in northwestern Jawzjan province has declined by 10,000 tonnes this year due to flash floods, official said on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics,Social,Features

    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.