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Gold, ghee prices down, sugar up in Kabul

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of Arabian gold and ghee have edged down while that of sugar increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee fallen from 1,020 Afghanis to 1,000 Afghanis.

However, he said that 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost 1,740afs, 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour 1,340afs and 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,020afs, the same prices of last week’s. Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs — same prices as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,400afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,850afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,140afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates. The prices of fuel and gas remain stable. Abdul Hadi, a worker in Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one liter of petrol cost 57afs and the same amount of diesel 55afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity stood at 65afs. Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller in Charahi Shaheed area of Kabul said 560 kilograms of peeled oak cost 7,000 Afghanis and the same quantity of cedar 6,800afs, no changes have recorded in the firewood rates. The price of Arabian gold declined.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area of Kabul, said the price of one gram Arabian gold decreased from 2,450afs to 2,400afs while the same quantity of Russian variety stood at 1,950afs. According to Haji Mir Hussain Sadaqat, owner of Sadaqat Money Exchange Services in Kabul, one US dollar accounted for 75.95afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 564afs against last week’s 75.65afs and 566afs.

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