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Afghan government to impose 50% extra tax duty on tobacco imports

A majority of the lawmakers voted in favor of the Tobacco Control Act that calls for imposing 50% extra duties on tobacco imports and charging fines to those found selling tobacco to children. The Act further bans smoking in public

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Afghan government fails to meets its revenue target

Afghanistan failed to meets its revenue target of 123 billion AFN in 2013 by 20% as the economy began to dwindle ahead of foreign troops withdrawal. “There was tension created by the media and investors held back, which brought some

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European Union funds fruit quality center in Balkh province

A center for measuring fruit quality has opened in Balkh province with financial collaboration from the European Union. Costing USD 271 million (199,000 Euros), the center contains a laboratory to measure the quality of fruits. Meanwhile, Adviser to the Ministry

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8 cold storages to be established in six provinces

Afghan Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Ministry has undertaken construction of eight large cold storage facilities across six provinces in an attempt to preserve huge quantity of fresh fruits from being wasted. Deputy Agriculture Minister Mir Amanudding Haideri told Pajhwok Afghan

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