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Gold price up, other items stable in Kabul

Gold price up, other items stable in Kabul

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Aug 25, 2018 - 15:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of gold has edged up while that of other essential items remains steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,300 Afghanis to 2,350 Afghanis and the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,750afs to 1,850afs.

However, Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, said 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost 1,600afs, 50kg of Kazakhstani flour 1,200afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,020afs, the same prices of last week.

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 Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,750afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,130afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad fuel station in Kabul, told Pajhwok that one liter of diesel cost 45afs and the same quantity of petrol 55afs, no changes have recorded.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was stood at 60afs.

According to Haji Mir Hussain Sadaqat, owner of Sadaqat Money Exchange Services in Kabul, one US dollar accounted for 72.90afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 600afs against last week’s 72.70afs and 597afs.

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