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Gemstones worth USD 267mn smuggled annually out of Afghanistan to Pakistan

A study conducted by a Kabul University lecturer with the help of an aid organization shows that Afghanistan’s precious and semi-precious stones worth USD 267mn are being smuggled every year at the border with Pakistan. “The findings of our research

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Afghanistan participates in India’s biggest stone industry expo

Afghanistan Marble industry is still at a nascent stage and modern excavation techniques are not in vogue. This sector is growing at a rate of 60% annually since 2008, according to AISA. Afghanistan has huge deposit of marble and granite,

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Illegal excavation of precious stones in Nuristan

A group of people has been reportedly involved in illegal excavation and trading of precious stones and gems in eastern Nuristan province. Nuristan Mines Department Chief Eng. Ashiqullah Hamkar told Pajhwok Afghan News that in the absence of the government’s

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