English | دری

Paktika pine nuts trade in shambles

in Afghan Business

Paktika pine nuts trade in shambles

Pine nut traders in southeastern Paktika province have complained about lack of access to suitable markets for their products.

The traders have to suffer losses worth millions of Afghanis every year as they sell their annual stock to Pakistani traders at low prices. The Pakistani traders export the same dry fruit under ‘Made in Pakistan’ label to foreign countries.

Paktika is endowed with dense pint nut forests. The nut is mostly grown in Argon, Gayan, Zherok, Nakai, Chahar Baran, Sra Rawza, and Barmal districts of the province.

The traders slammed the government for failing to promote the pine nuts business in Paktika.

Sold at 1200-1500 AFN per kilo, the seed is very expensive and fetches good money to the traders. However, due to lack of proper markets, Afghan traders are forced to sell their pine nuts products to Pakistan at throwaway prices.


Tags assigned to this article:
afghanistan pine nuts

Related Articles

8th SOK conducts first humanitarian aid mission

The 8th Special Operations Kandak (SOK) Commandos conducted its first humanitarian assistance operation in Sefid Khar-e-Gharbi Village, Tarin Kowt district,

Afghan runoff contenders call for immediate ratification of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Afghan presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have emphasized on immediate ratification of Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of

President Karzai visits construction site of the new parliament building

President Hamid Karzai along with speakers of the House of Representatives and the Senate and Ministers of Finance, Urban Development

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.