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Gas price up by 30pc, other items stable in Kabul

Gas price up by 30pc, other items stable in Kabul

Feb 23, 2019 - 18:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of liquefied gas jumped from 50 afghanis a kilogram to 65 afghanis but the rates of other items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one kilogram of the commodity increased from 50afs to 65afs during the week.

He said the gas price increased due to closure of transport roads particularly the Salang highway following heavy snowfall.

Fuel and firewood prices remained steady.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said one liter of petrol cost 48afs and the same quantity of diesel 47afs.

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in CharahiTaminai area of Kabul said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak was 7,200afs and the same quantity of cedar 6,500afs, the same prices of last week’s.

The prices of food items also remain unchanged.

Ahmad Mustafa, a food wholesaler in Kabul Mandavi market said a bag of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost 1,680afs, 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour 1,320afs, 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, no changes have recorded in the rates.

Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs -- same prices as last week’s.

Ahmad Samim, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,400afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,750afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,100afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said one gram of Arabian variety stood at 2,550afs and the same quantity of Russian gold 2,050afs.

According to Haji Mir HussianSadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 74.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 536afs against last week’s 75.45afs and 535afs.



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