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‘Closure of Abu Nasar Farahi port to hamper trade activities in Farah’

‘Closure of Abu Nasar Farahi port to hamper trade activities in Farah’

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Sep 14, 2018 - 10:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Tens of traders on Friday termed anti-corruption efforts in western Farah province a failure and believed the closure of only Shaikh Abu Nasar Farahi Port would harm the traders and common people in the province.

In a couple of days the import of four items may be banned from Iran a matter that worried the businessmen and brought them the governor office in Farah City to discuss the issue.

Haji Abdul Qadir, a local businessmen, said: “It is very unfortunate on the part of the government that it cannot arrest the corrupt officials at the custom offices instead they close the port due to which around 2,000 people will suffer.”

He said the issue of deficit in the revenue referred to weak administration of the government. businessman and the importers have nothing to do with the implementation of law, he added.

Haji Mohammad Anwar, another businessman, termed the new custom department head corrupt and alleged more money had been embezzled since he took the charge.

He added if the only port of Farah was closed the businessmen and workers would stage wide spread protests.

In line with a formal letter from the central government the port authorities in Farah had been directed to ban the import of four items --- crude oil, steel, tile, ceramic --- from September 16.

It is worth mention that only these four items were being imported from the port and after this the port would be close.

The Provincial Council members also showed reaction to the move and asked the authorities to refrain from closing the port.

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