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    Firewood rates down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood fell while rates of gold rose during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food rates remained stable.

    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.


    Greater focus on education quality: Nang

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Education (MoE) official on Saturday said most resources have been diverted to improving education quality and increasing enrollment in schools.


    Cabinet approves draft annual budget

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1394, which begins on March 22, with a total outlay of 422 billion afghanis -- showing a 10.4 billion afs deficit.


    Ahmadzai to visit Beijing next month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would leave for Beijing next week in a three-day visit at the head of a high-level delegation, his office said on Tuesday.


    Teachers’ pay, privileges to be enhanced

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday directed governors to allot land plots to teachers. He also promised an increase in salaries of teachers and other privileges.

    Business & Economics

    Food, fuel prices stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of some daily-use commodities and fuel registered no change during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.


    Hajj flights to start arriving tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Flights bringing back hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia would start arriving in the country tomorrow, an official said on Tuesday.  


    Slow work on bridge irks residents

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province complain they have been facing problems over the past three years after a key bridge was destroyed to build a new one.

    Business & Economics

    Petrol up, gold down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of fuel jumped while the rates of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.