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EU, ADB co-host public-private partnership meeting

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Nov 19, 2020 - 23:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday co-hosted an international virtual meeting to discuss contribution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) towards peace and prosperity in Afghanistan . In the...
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Hundreds of trucks with fruits stranded in Torkham

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Nov 15, 2020 - 16:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Businessmen and truck drivers in eastern Nangarhar province say hundreds of vehicles loaded with food and non-food items have been stopped at the Torkham port. The drivers say they waited until the legal required time for their...
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Flour, sugar, gold prices down in Kabul

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Nov 14, 2020 - 16:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, sugar and Russian gold have dipped while other items’ rates remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Hamid Sufizada, a wholesale store owner in Dahn-i-Bagh...
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No prioritized NIP project for 2017-21 completed: Report

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Nov 10, 2020 - 20:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): A recent CoST Afghanistan report on transparency and accountability on the National Infrastructure Projects has highlighted key challenges in implementation and disclosure of project information. CoST, the Infrastructure...
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183m afs in Paktia annual revenue unaccounted for

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Nov 10, 2020 - 10:22
​GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Pajhwok findings show revenue from 6,500 shops and markets in two districts of south-eastern Paktia province ends up in private pockets instead of going to the government’s treasures.
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MoF collects over 7b afs revenue in 15 days

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Nov 09, 2020 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday announced collecting above seven billion afghanis revenue in 15 days, bringing this year’s total revenue to about 142.7 billion afghanis.
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Pakistan eyeing $5b trade with Afghanistan

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Nov 08, 2020 - 15:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan ’s Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood says the government has set a target of $5 billion exports to Afghanistan in next three years. In an interview with APP, he said trade between...
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Diesel price jumps 5.5pc in Kabul

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Nov 07, 2020 - 19:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar, diesel and Russian gold have jumped while that of firewood and tea during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Hamid Sufizada, a wholesale store owner in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, said...
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MoF announces 452b afs budget for next year

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Nov 05, 2020 - 16:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Thursday announced allocating 452.6 billion afghanis for 20201 budget and collecting 141 billion afghani in revenue despite challenges posed by coronavirus. Addressing reporters here, Finance...
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NCP vehicles’ registration process begins

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Oct 31, 2020 - 19:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance on Saturday announced launching registration of all non-customs-paid (NCP) vehicles and warned that no NCP vehicle would be permitted on road beyond December 17. The ministry said the action was taken...
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Flour, sugar and gas prices jump in Kabul

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Oct 31, 2020 - 17:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, sugar and liquefied gas jumped and that of other daily-use items stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.
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IFC helps poorest nations fight Covid-19

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Oct 31, 2020 - 15:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank, says it has committed $4 billion to date to poorest countries and fragile states fighting against COVID-19. In a statement, the World Bank group said IFC’s pandemic response is focused...
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ADB OKs additional funding for agro project

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Oct 31, 2020 - 08:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of $18.28 million in additional financing for the Panj–Amu River Basin Sector Project. The extra funding for the project, project seeking to boost agricultural productivity in...
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Bakhtar Afghan Airlines back in business

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Oct 26, 2020 - 16:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the Bakhtar Afghan Airlines resumed operations, President Ashraf Ghani said an agreement on purchasing two more planes for the company would be inked soon.
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More than 8.7bn afs revenue collected in 15 days: MoF

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Oct 24, 2020 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Over 8.7 billion afs revenue collected in the past two weeks, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said in a statement on Saturday. From October 5 till 20, the MoF says that more than 8.7 billion afs revenue has been collected. 808 million...
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Covid-19: Afghan airlines incur millions of dollars loss

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Oct 22, 2020 - 10:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) and some airlines suffered millions of dollars loss due to curbs imposed after the outbreak of Coronavirus nation-wide and worldwide.
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Pak-Afghan Trade & Investment Forum next week

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Oct 21, 2020 - 09:38
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The National Assembly will host the Pakistan - Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020’ on October 26 and 27. A 17-member Afghan parliamentary delegation, led by Wolesi Jirga Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani, will participate in...
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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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