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In build-up to Eid, fruit market remains bearish

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Aug 30, 2017 - 14:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of dried fruits, including almond, pistachio and walnut, have soared prior to Eidul Adha in Kabul, but shopkeepers say the market tends to remain bearish this year. Afghans wear new clothes, visit friends and relatives...
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Pakistan-ECO trade via Afghanistan may be blocked

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Aug 30, 2017 - 12:09
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan fears Afghanistan may deny it the use of its territory for transporting goods to Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) member states and European countries. Under a $57-billion economic corridor project funded by China...
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Diesel up, gold & flour down in Kabul

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Aug 26, 2017 - 15:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of diesel increased while that of gold and flour decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one...
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Contracts awarded to Lebanese firm opaque, obscure

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Aug 26, 2017 - 14:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): On Afghanistan’s reconstruction front, contracts for several projects worth millions of dollars have been awarded to a Lebanese firm in an opaque and obscure manner. Pajhwok Afghan News conducted detailed investigations to ascertain...
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Tajikistan exports more electricity to Afghanistan

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Aug 24, 2017 - 15:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Energy-starved Afghanistan has imported 205.2 million kWh of electricity from Tajikistan during the current month, a media report said on Thursday. The electricity imported by Afghanistan from the former Soviet republic is 23.6...
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Chinese delegation in Herat studying marble deposits

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Aug 23, 2017 - 20:19
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A visiting Chinese delegation has started studying marble stone deposits in western Herat province before shipping the stone for processing to China, officials said on Wednesday.
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MoF launches online service for large taxpayers

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Aug 23, 2017 - 20:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Wednesday launched an online tax payment system for big taxpayers to prevent corruption and time waste. Abdul Habib Zadran, the Revenue Department Director General at MoF, told the online system’s...
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20 fish farms being established in Nangarhar

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Aug 22, 2017 - 19:39
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department on Tuesday inaugurated work on establishing 20 warm-water fish breeding farms for the first time in eastern Nangarhar province. The farms are being set up in Behsud district...
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Afghan journalists stress uninterrupted trade ties with Pakistan

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Aug 22, 2017 - 18:11
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A visiting delegation of Afghan journalists on Tuesday urged the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs to increase education scholarships for Afghan students and not merge trade with politics. The Afghan journalists, who met...
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Illegal mining to produce bad consequences: ASA

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Aug 21, 2017 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan (ASA) on Monday warned continued illegal extraction of the country’s mineral wealth would produce problematic security and political consequences. Suraya Popal, acting ASA director, said this...
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Prices of gold, sugar & ghee up as afghani falls

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Aug 21, 2017 - 11:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold, sugar and ghee rose following a decline in the Afghan currency value, market sources said on Monday. Moneychangers said one US dollar accounted for 69.1 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 646 afghanis this...
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15 years on, no access road to 5 Nuristan districts

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Aug 20, 2017 - 16:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Access roads remain uneven during the past 15 years in eastern Nuristan province, where there is no road to connect five districts with the provincial capital, Paroon.
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Ghani opens cotton-processing plant in Herat City

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Aug 19, 2017 - 18:02
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday opened a $7 million cotton-processing plant in industrial park in western Herat province.
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Abu Dhabi funding $326m projects in Afghanistan

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Aug 19, 2017 - 12:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Abu Dhabi government has given Afghanistan grants and concessionary loans of $26 million for 18 development projects in the war-torn country, a news report said on Saturday. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) said in...
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Kandahar craftswomen seek market for their products

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Aug 16, 2017 - 21:00
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Women in southern Kandahar province have complained about the lack market to sell their handicraft products. They say their complaints have long been ignored and despite promises, government officials could not find proper...
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Inactive aircraft at Hamid Karzai airport to be checked

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Aug 16, 2017 - 16:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Inactive aircraft should be checked at the Hamid Karzai International Airport and a comprehensive plan presented to the High Economic Council to make decision on their fate, says the finance minister.​ The directive came at a...
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Conflict leaves Helmand-Kandahar road in ruins

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Aug 14, 2017 - 21:29
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Helmand-Kandahar highway has been in a terrible condition due continued incidents of violence on the route in recent years, with passengers bearing the brunt of the situation.
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Residents in darkness as Taliban blow up power pylon

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Aug 14, 2017 - 16:44
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Insurgents have blown up a pylon carrying electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan in western Herat province, an official said Monday. Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban destroyed...
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Defaulters: DABS to install computerized power meters

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Aug 13, 2017 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Sunday decided to install computerized electricity meters to business centers, government offices, factories and individuals defaulting on power bills. The decision was taken at a meeting...
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ADB appoints new country director for Afghanistan

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Aug 10, 2017 - 14:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Samuel Tumiwa as new country director for Afghanistan, the Manila-based financial institution said on Thursday. In a statement, Sean O’Sullivan, director general for Central and West...
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