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Gold, gas, petrol prices down in Kabul

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Gold, gas, petrol prices down in Kabul

Prices of gold, gas and petrol declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other essential commodities remained stable, retailers said on Thursday.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold fell from 2,300afghanis to 2,250afs and the same amount of Iranian variety from 1,900afs to 1,850afs.

A gas dealer in the Taimani locality, Abdullah, said a kilogram of liquefied gas sold for 60afs, against last week’s price of 70afs. The decline was linked to ample gas import through the Hairatan Dry Port in northern Balkh province.

Similarly, the rate of one litre of petrol came down to 66afs from last week’s 68afs. The diesel price remained unchanged at 64afs, said Mohammad Siddique, a filling station worker in the Taimani Square.

Prices of food items also stayed stable, as a 50-kilogram bag of Brazilian sugar sold for 1,830afs, the same amount of Pakistani flour for 990afs and as rice for 2,600afs, said the Food Traders’ Union head, Haji Fazl Rahman.

A 5-kg tin of Spin Ghar ghee accounted for 420afs, a kilo of African black tea for 200afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 170afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Sher Mohammad, a shopkeeper in the Qala-i-Fathullah locality, sold a 50-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,720afs and a 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar for 1,950afs.

He said the same amount of Pakistani flour cost 1,100afs, a five-kg tin of ghee 450afs, a kg of African back tea 220afs and the Indonesian green tea 200afs.

Moneychanger Mohammad Amin Khosti said the buying rate of a US dollar was 50afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 546afs.

Last week’s exchange value of the greenback stood at 49.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 547afs, he concluded



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