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Transport companies’ problems to be addressed: Minister

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Oct 17, 2020 - 18:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Transport Minister Qudratullah Zaki on Saturday pledged to resolve problems being faced by transport companies. Insecurity, extortion and increase in tariff are some of the problems transport companies are struggling with,...
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Gold prices down, food up in Kabul markets

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Oct 17, 2020 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Gold price declined but of essential food items increased during the outgoing week over their last week’s rates in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Hamid Sufizada, a wholesale store owner in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, said the...
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Hairatan border with Uzbekistan re-opened after 4-month

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Oct 16, 2020 - 21:01
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Border crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in northern Balkh province opened after four months of closure, an official said on Friday. Governor Spokesperson Munir Farhad said the Hairatan Border crossing opened for...
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Covid-19: Afghan Post revenue drops 76pc

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Oct 15, 2020 - 16:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Post revenue dropped by 76 percent this year compared to last year’s income due to the outbreak of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. Ahmad Waheed Wais, head of the Afghan Post Company, said the Post collected 500...
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‘Poultry farms to be torched if chicken imports continue’

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Oct 14, 2020 - 20:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Poultry Farms Union (APFU) on Wednesday warned of torching their farms if the government did not stop import of live chicken and meat from neighboring countries.
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Rice-processing plant inaugurated in Kunduz

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Oct 12, 2020 - 15:15
کندوز ښار (پژواک، ٢١ تله ٩٩): په کندوز ولایت کې د وریجو یوې لویې فابریکې چې په ۲۴ ساعتونو کې د ۱۴۰ ټنه وریجو د تولید ظرفیت لري، فعالیت پیل کړ.
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Kabul, Tehran confer on energy cooperation

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Oct 11, 2020 - 15:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul and Tehran have held talks on permanent electricity supply from Iran to Afghanistan , a media report said on Sunday. Acting Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar and Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian conferred on cooperation in...
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Gold prices up, food stable in Kabul markets

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Oct 10, 2020 - 19:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold edged up and of daily use items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Mohammad Javid, a jeweler in Lycee Mariam area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that...
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China provides more medical aid to Afghanistan

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Oct 08, 2020 - 15:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): China on Thursday handed over another batch of heath equipment to the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health wroth 1$ million. The equipment includes 40,000 kits of Covid-19, 20,000 protective cloths, two PCR spraying sets and two...
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Slow clearance in Pakistan behind stranded trucks

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Oct 08, 2020 - 15:01
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said hundreds of trucks remained stuck at Torkham crossing due to slow customs clearing on the Pakistani side. A number businessmen and drivers on Wednesday said that...
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Hundreds of Pakistan-bound trucks stuck at Torkham

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Oct 07, 2020 - 21:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of trucks loaded with grapes, tomatoes, onion and potatoes and fruits have been waiting at Torkham crossing to enter Pakistan , drivers said on Wednesday.
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Over 9b afs revenue collected in 2 weeks: MoF

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Oct 07, 2020 - 16:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Wednesday announced collecting more than 9 billion afghanis in revenues within the past two weeks. In a statement, the MoF said a total of 9 billion and 407 million afghanis income was collected...
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Germany renews 21b afs aid pledge to Afghanistan

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Oct 06, 2020 - 18:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday said Germany has renewed its pledge to provide 21.3 billion afghanis in aid to Afghanistan for good governance, sustainable economic development and municipal infrastructure. According to the...
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Rice, gold prices up in Kabul markets

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Oct 03, 2020 - 16:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of cooking oil, sugar and tea declined but that of rice, flour and gold jumped in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, sources said on Saturday. Zamrai Safi, Food Dealers Association head, said the whole sale price of...
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Exports to Afghanistan via Dogharoon up by 33pc: Iran

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Oct 03, 2020 - 13:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has exported goods worth $1.16 billion to Afghanistan via the Dogharoon Special Economic Zone over the past six months, a media outlet reported on Saturday. IRNA quoted the Dogharoon Special Economic Zone head as saying the...
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Almond price down by 50pc in Daikundi due to coronavirus

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Oct 02, 2020 - 15:29
NELLI (Pajhwok): Farmers in central Daikundi province have harvested 25 metric tonnes of almond but decline in its price and sale made them worried, an official said on Friday. Agriculture Department Head Abdul Wahid Ferozi said Daikundi produced...
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Kam Air launches Kabul-Kunduz flights

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Sep 29, 2020 - 17:02
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan Kam Air Airlines conducted flights from Kabul to northern Kunduz province on Tuesday. Mohammad Qasim Wafai, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) head and Kunduz governor Abdul Satar Mirzakwal took part in...
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Amarkhel orders transfer of all Torkham transport staff

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Sep 29, 2020 - 15:21
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday ordered the transfer of all Torkham transport department officials, including its head, and asked the intelligence director for serious cooperation in prevention of...
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13 civilian killed in Daikundi roadside bombing

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Sep 29, 2020 - 15:14
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 13 civilians were killed and four others wounded as a result of a roadside bombing in central Daikundi province on Tuesday, an official said.
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Nimroz customs revenue up by 61pc in first 6 months of the year

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Sep 29, 2020 - 14:23
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The customs revenue of southwestern Nimroz province has reached nearly one billion afghanis, increasing by 61 percent, in the first six months of the current year compared to the same period of 2019.
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