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Gas prices up in Kabul, food remains stable

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Gas prices up in Kabul, food remains stable

liquefied gasPajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: The price of gas increased while rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

Mohammad Sharif, a retailer, told Pajhwok Afghan News liquefied gas sold for 45 afghanis (81 cents) per kilogram against its last week price of 42 afs.

Fuel prices remained unchanged during the week, with a litre of petrol costing 55 afs and diesel 59 afs, said Abdul Hadi, a filling station owner in the Wazirabad area.

Food prices saw no changes either, as a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,650 afs, the same quantity of flour for 1150 afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,680 afs.

Haji Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders’ Union head, said a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee cost 400 afs, a kilo of African black tea 210 afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea 175 afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in the Karta-i-Seh locality, sold a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,870 afs, a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,000 and a 49-kg sack of flour for 1,220 afs.

One gram of Arabian gold accounted for 2,150afs and the same amount of the Iranian variety for 1,800afs, said jeweller Abdul Basir in the Lycee-i-Maryam locality.

Moneychanger Haji Hashim said the buying rate of a US dollar was 55.40 afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 556 afs. Last week’s exchange value of the greenback stood at 54.95 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 550afs.

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