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    Iran concerned about dam construction on Helmand River

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign ministry in a letter had informed the energy and power ministry about Iran's concern over the construction of a dam on Helmand River, official sources said on Wednesday.


    US offers $1.3b aid for Afghan power system

    KABUL (PAN): The United States on Wednesday pledged id="mce_marker".3 billion in assistance to strengthen Afghanistan's electricity system and improve the capacity of some universities, a cabinet m

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    Gold, sugar up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gold and sugar prices went up while rates of daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

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    1,390 kg of drugs torched in Farah

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 1,390 kilograms of narcotics were set on fire by counternarcotics police in the western province of Farah, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

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    Haqjo claims three-fold increase in exports

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's exports to different countries during the first three months of the new solar year amounted to $135.37 million (6.3 billion afghanis), an official said on Monday.


    Efforts on to legalise Afghan refugees' stay in Iran

    KABUL(PAN): The government has launched efforts to legalise Afghan refugees' stay in neighbouring Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.

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    Oil, food prices on the rise in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of oil, rice, flour and ghee increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, as compared to last week, market sources said on Thursday.

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    $60m donated to Afghan govt

    KABUL (PAN): About $60 million (2.8 billion afghanis) was donated to the Afghan Government for the improvement of Afghanistan's financial sector,  officials said on Tuesday.

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    Gold up, flour & ghee down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gold prices went up while flour and ghee rates decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

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    Dealers call for review of fuel rates

    KABUL (PAN): Fuel dealers on Tuesday rejected the petrol and diesel rates announced by the ministry of commerce as unfair, calling for a review of the decision.