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Tension at Torkham border costs Afghan traders $10mn in losses daily

The recent tension at the Torkham border between Afghanistan and Pakistan forces result in a daily loss up to USD 10mn to Afghan traders. Forces on both sides of the border started fire exchanges four days ago after Afghanistan prevented

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Afghanistan, Pakistan fresh fruit trade up by 46%

According to Pakistan’s Customs Department, the import of fresh fruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan via Torkham and Kurram Agency has increased by 46% during the first eight months of the current fiscal year. The fresh fruit trade between the two

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Torkham’s customs revenue up by 20% despite decline in trade activity

Officials of the Customs Department at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province have reported a 20% increase in their customs revenue this fiscal year. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the department has recorded 117mn Afghanis increase in

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Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan Chambers meet in Istanbul

The heads of the national chambers of Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan met in Istanbul to discuss further enhancement of economic cooperation among the three countries and integration of their economies. A joint declaration issued at the end of the forum

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Construction work on key bridge in Nangarhar begins

Nangarhar governor Maulvi Attaullah Ludin, provincial council members, tribal leaders and other officials inaugurated the construction work on a new design of the Saracha Bridge on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The 140m long and 10m wide bridge would be constructed at

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Work on major highway in Khost province begins

Construction work on the Khost-Ghulam Khan highway, the third most important border crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan, has officially begun in Khost province. Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) the project would take 17 months to

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar’s customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar's customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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UAE pledged to build a trade port in Torkham

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to invest USD 100mn for building a trade port in the Torkham border town in eastern Nangarhar province. This comes after a meeting of UAE delegation with Governor Gul Agha Sherzai sometime ago.

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Eastern Afghan provinces exports to Pakistan have fallen by 50%

Exports of several Afghan products and raw materials from eastern provinces to Pakistan have plummeted by 50%. Traders link the decline of exports to government’s negligence and failure to develop local industry and resolve the problems being faced. Mohammad Qasim

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Truck Drivers Fleeced in Torkham

Truck drivers have complained to the Afghan government about the border police and other government officials in Torkham dry port in the eastern province of Nangarhar for swindling them off their money. The drivers are forced to pay each time

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