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Kabul-Astana air-corridor coincides with TAPI launch

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Feb 22, 2018 - 19:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Kazakhstan are all set to inaugurate an air-corridor between the two countries on Friday, an official said on Thursday. Sameer Rasa, president’s advisor on banking and finance, told reporters here that the corridor’s...
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Kandahar egg industry meets 40pc of local demand

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Feb 22, 2018 - 14:41
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With their number reaching 13 after inauguration of an advanced egg producing farm, the layer chicken industry in southern Kandahar province meets 40 percent of local demand. The newly-built professional farm is opened in...
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Afghan exports go on display at Dubai expo

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Feb 21, 2018 - 20:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, and saffron went on display this week for buyers around the world at the world’s largest food and beverage exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This year, 27 Afghan exhibitors are...
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Work on 60m afs projects begins in Kandahar

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Feb 21, 2018 - 15:56
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three construction projects costing 60 million afghanis were launched on Wednesday in Dand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said. Works on the three projects were inaugurated by deputy governor Abdul Hanan...
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DAB employees sit capacity-building training

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Feb 20, 2018 - 22:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): A capacity-building training program for the central bank employees commenced in Kabul on Tuesday; to prevent money laundering, corruption and deliver quality service at the bank.
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Special arrangements in place for TAPI ceremony

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Feb 20, 2018 - 20:28
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of western Herat province on Tuesday said that special arrangements have been put in place for hosting a high profile ceremony marking the launch of the Afghanistan section of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-...
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Herat poised to host TAPI launch on Friday

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Feb 19, 2018 - 19:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on Afghanistan portion of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is all set to be launched in western Herat province on Friday, an official said Monday.
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For tax evasion, exports underinvoiced by 50pc

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Feb 19, 2018 - 16:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government loses hundreds of millions of afghanis in revenue every year as the private sector undervalues exports, Pajhwok Afghan News has reliably learnt. Afghanistan’s main exports included carpets, precious stones, saffron,...
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Hakimi, WB official discuss ARTF’s financial strategy

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Feb 19, 2018 - 11:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of finance and the World Bank country director have discussed Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) financial strategy for 2018-2020. Eklil Hakimi and Shubham Chaudhuri conferred on the Education Quality and...
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Kunar farmers arrange day-long exhibition

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Feb 18, 2018 - 21:29
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Farmers in eastern Kunar province displayed their products at a day-long agriculture exhibition here on Sunday.
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Food, gold prices stable in Kabul markets

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Feb 17, 2018 - 22:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Little or no changes occurred in the prices of food items and gold during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday, but the afghani declined against foreign currencies. The price of a 49-kg bag of Pakistani sugar...
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Paktika exports to Pakistan record 7-fold increase

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Feb 14, 2018 - 17:45
SHARANA (Pajhwok) The export of dried and fresh fruits to Pakistan from southeastern Paktika province has increased by seven times, traders and their representatives say. Tila Khan Zahin, Paktika chamber of commerce and industry head, told Pajhwok...
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IWA concerned at shrinking public role in budget making

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Feb 12, 2018 - 15:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Transparency in Afghanistan’s budget making has increased from 42 to 49 in terms of scores over the past two years, but people’s participation in the exercise has decreased from 27 to 15 marks. Syed Akram Afzali, Integrity Watch...
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Pashtany Bank asset up by 15pc, recovers 77m afs loans

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Feb 12, 2018 - 13:59
کابل(پژواک،۲۲سلواغه۹۶): د پښتني تجارتي بانګ رييس وايي چې په روان کال کې يې څه باندې ۷۷۶ميليون افغانۍ صعب الحصول( په سختۍ ترلاسه کېدونکي) پورونه ترلاسه کړي او د ياد شوي بانک شتمني د مخکني کال په پرتله کابو ۱۵سلنه ډېره شوې ده.
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Scrap smuggling keeps Nangarhar metal industry struggling

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Feb 11, 2018 - 16:37
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The smuggling of iron and tin scrap from Afghanistan to Pakistan has enervated the local metal industry to the point of collapse despite a presidential ban on the export of raw metal, officials and public representatives in...
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Moneychangers end strike as DAB agrees with key demands

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Feb 11, 2018 - 13:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sara-i-Shahzada money exchangers on Sunday called off their strike after Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) vowed to agree their key demands in line with the law. The Moneychangers National Council had organized a countrywide strike on...
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Mining revenue reaches 7 billion afs in 2017: Nehan

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Feb 10, 2018 - 19:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Saturday said its annual revenue reached over seven billion afghanis in 2017 from 2016’s 271 million afs. Acting Mines and Petroleum minister Nargis Nehan told reporters here that the...
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Moneychangers strike: Traders incur millions of dollars loss

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Feb 10, 2018 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Traders incurred millions of dollars losses during four days of the ongoing nationwide strike by money exchangers, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said on Saturday. The money exchangers council called a...
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Hakimi, Treviño discuss Afghan custom reform strategy

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Feb 10, 2018 - 16:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi has held a meeting with Ricardo Treviño, Acting Secretary General of World Customs Organization (WCO) and discussed custom reforms strategy for Afghan customs, a statement from the Ministry of Finance (...
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Baghlan civic activists want government to free grabbed lands

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Feb 09, 2018 - 13:53
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in northern Baghlan province have asked the government to get back usurped lands from land grabbers.
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