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Gas & sugar down, Iranian gold up in Kabul

Gas & sugar down, Iranian gold up in Kabul

Sep 19, 2013 - 14:31

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Prices of gas, sugar and Arabian gold fell but that of the Iranian variety gold increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

The rate of one gram of Arabian gold slipped by 50afs from 2,200afs to 2,150afs increased, but the same quantity of the Iranian variety rose from 1,700afs to 1,750afs, said Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighbourhood.

Food Traders' Union head Haji Fazal Rahman said the rate of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar decreased from 1,750afs to 1,700afs, with a 24-kg bag of rice staying stable at 1, 800afs.

He added a 49-kg sack of flour accounted for 1,250afs, a five-kg tin of ghee for 400afs, a kilo of African back tea for 210afs and Indonesian green tea for 175afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in Karta-i-Seh area, sold a 49-kg bag of Pakistani flour for 1,320afs and a 50-kg bag of sugar for 1,950afs.

He sold a 5-kg tin of ghee for 460afs, a kilo of African back tea for 270afs, Indonesian green tea for 230afs and a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,200afs.

Rates of one litre of diesel and petrol remained unchanged at 64afs 63afs respectively, said Abdul Hadi, a filing station manager in the Wazirabad area. The same amount of petrol priced at 63afs, the same are as last week’s.

But a liquefied gas dealer in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, Mohammad Sharif, said that the price of one kilogram came down from 47afs to 45afs.

Moneychanger Haji Wali Khan said the buying rate of a US dollar was 56.85afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 544afs -- same as last week.



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