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    Gas rate up, diesel down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gas rose, but that of diesel decreased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics

    ANSA gets new laboratory building

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Afghanistan National Standard Authority (ANSA) laboratory was inaugurated in Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    Pakistan wants to boost trade with Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has indicated an interest in building a motorway and railway lines from Peshawar to Jalalabad and Chaman to Spin Boldak, a news report said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Distribution of CNICs to start soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With President Hamid Karzai yet to endorse the draft census law, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday announced the distribution of computerised national identity cards (CNICs).

    Business & Economics

    All set for 4G system launch: Sangin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said they would soon launch the fourth generation (4G) mobile telecommunication technology system in the country soon, an official said.

    Business & Economics,Interviews

    Illegal tourmaline mining continues unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Northern and eastern parts of Afghanistan have abundant reserves of tourmaline -- locally known as Bairoch -- but the government has been unable to formally control them or award contract for their extraction, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    Dollar goes up against Afghan currency

    KABUL (PAN): The US dollar rose against the Afghan currency and gold rates also increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

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    Nimroz transporters, drivers warn of strike

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Transport unions and drivers in western Nimroz province on Thursday warned of going on strike if their problems were not resolved by authorities.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Traders feel secure in Balkh, Kandahar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Small and medium-sized enterprises in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar are satisfied with their security, but those in Kabul are worried about the security environment, a survey revealed on Wednesday.   

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    Farah strongmen default on power bills

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 1,200 powerful individuals owe nearly 12 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in western Farah province, where electricity theft amount