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Pakistan may exempt Afghan goods from tax raise: Envoy

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Oct 28, 2017 - 19:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul, Zahid Nasrullah, says he has shared the issue of the increase in import duty on Afghan goods with his country’s authorities. Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) says Pakistan has...
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Tribesmen to protest if Durand Line remains shut

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Oct 28, 2017 - 15:32
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistani tribesmen have warned of a storm of protests if the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the tribal region of Parachinar is not reopened soon. The Kurram political administration had announced shutting the Durand Line...
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Essential items’ rates remain unchanged in Kabul

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Oct 28, 2017 - 13:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of essential items have remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost...
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Kandahar traders stop exporting fruits to Pakistan

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Oct 26, 2017 - 19:12
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Traders in southern Kandahar province have stopped exporting fresh fruits to Pakistan after Islamabad increased taxes on imported goods.
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Insecurity negatively impacts agriculture in villages

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Oct 25, 2017 - 23:13
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Insecurity and the conflict have a negative impact on the agriculture in villages where production has affected.
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Foreign investors to get visas on arrival at airport

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Oct 24, 2017 - 07:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign traders and investors will be facilitated with visa-on-arrival at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Certain provisions of a draft amendment to the Law on the Travel and Stay of...
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Zakhelwal to discuss import duty issue with Pakistan

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Oct 23, 2017 - 16:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal has promised to discuss the increase in customs duty on Afghan goods with the authorities in Islamabad this week. Zakhelwal held out the promise to a delegation of Afghan...
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Traders boycott export to Pakistan after surge in custom duties

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Oct 21, 2017 - 17:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The export of fresh fruits and vegetable has been stopped in a protest to the increasing tax on Afghan goods by Pakistani authorities, an official said on Saturday. Khan Jan Alkozai, deputy head of the Afghanistan Chamber of...
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Diesel, sugar prices down in Kabul

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Oct 21, 2017 - 14:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of diesel and sugar have dipped while that of Kazakhstani flour and Russian gold slightly increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel...
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Double whammy: Farah truckers extorted by Taliban, police

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Oct 17, 2017 - 12:36
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Truck drivers in western Farah province complain of being forced into paying bribes during their journey. Statistic show five million afghanis are paid daily in illegal gratification to police and Taliban. The truckers are...
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Pakistan has blocked transit routes: Afghan pine nut traders

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Oct 15, 2017 - 17:47
​KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pine nut traders in southern Khost province complain Pakistan has blocked transit routes trade and truckloads of their fruits are going rotten.
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‘Afghanistan to ink transport agreement with Central Asian States’

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Oct 14, 2017 - 20:25
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Afghanistan would soon sign an agreement with the Central Asian States which will open new venues and routes for the land-locked country, the Ministry of Transport said on Saturday. Addressing reporters in Mazar-i-Sharif,...
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Afghanistan receives AIIB membership certificate

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Oct 14, 2017 - 16:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan received a certificate of permanent membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Ministry of Finance announced on Saturday. Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi received the certificate from Jin Liqun,...
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Flour, sugar prices slightly down in Kabul

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Oct 14, 2017 - 15:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and sugar have slightly dipped while the rates of other essential items remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told...
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Hakimi discusses key issues with his Iranian counterpart

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Oct 14, 2017 - 11:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi has met with his Iranian counterpart during his second day of visit to Washington and discussed important issues, a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said. According to the statement received...
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Herat: Saffron price goes 90pc up in recent years

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Oct 12, 2017 - 08:36
هرات (پژواک، ١٨ تله ٩٦): "١٥ کاله وړاندې مې ايران ته ٥ کيلو زعفران يووړل، چا ونه پېرل، بېرته مې هرات ته راوړل، هر چېرې مې وګرځول، پېرونکى يې نه و، په ډېره سختۍ مې زرد کاروان سراى کې پر يوه عطر پلورونکي کيلو په ٩ زره افغانۍ وپلورل.))
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Af-Pak transit trade talks put off at Kabul request

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Oct 11, 2017 - 09:59
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTCA) has been postponed at Kabul's request, a news report said on Wednesday. A top forum dealing with hurdles to the smooth implementation of a...
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13 months since launch; no exportation via Afghanistan-China railroad

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Oct 10, 2017 - 20:46
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): No export of goods has taken place by the railroad linking Afghanistan with China but goods were imported three times. With the passage of 13 months, no trade activities was taking place on the railroad, according to...
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Gold, ghee and sugar prices down in Kabul

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Oct 07, 2017 - 20:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold, ghee and sugar dipped during the past week in Kabul but that of other daily-use commodities stayed stable, market sources said on Saturday.
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Each holiday causes $2m loss to private sector

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Oct 04, 2017 - 19:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some residents say declaring unexpected holidays by the government only results in “time waste, postponement of works and more problems to people.” Public servants according to the calendar enjoy about 120 off days (four months) per...
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