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Daikundis worried about skyrocketed fuel, food prices

Daikundis worried about skyrocketed fuel, food prices

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Jan 08, 2019 - 20:00

NEILI (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel and food items have skyrocketed with the advent of winter in central Daikundi province, complain residents.

Ahmad Shah, a resident of Neili, the provincial capital, told Pajhwok the prices of fuel and food went up in winter in the province despite people’s poor economic situation.

He said the local administration has been reluctant to take necessary steps and check the price-hike. He said the price of a rice sack increased from 2,300 afghanis to 2,500 afghanis and of one kg gas from 70 afs to 80 afs in recent past.

Banian Hujati, another resident and a university student, told Pajhwok that he was living in a rented room and it was hard for him to buy food and pay the rent due to the price hike. He urged the government to pay attention to poor students and residents.

Haji Akhlaqi, a shopkeeper in Neili city, blamed on the price hike on the closure of transit highways to the province.

Mayor Khadija Ahmad confirmed the hike in prices of fuel and other essential items and said they could not interfere in the free market but still they monitored in the bazaar many times a month.

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