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Afghanistan Exports Perfume to Canada, France, Germany




(Last Updated On: June 14, 2019)

An Afghan merchant in eastern Nangarhar province has invested in producing the perfume in the country and exports the produced perfumes to Canada, France, and Germany.

The investor said that his company has succeeded to export the perfume to the well-known beautify and scent companies in the world although the Ministry of Agriculture has not helped him.

Introducing some kinds of the produced perfumes, Deputy of the perfume producing company describes one of their well-known produced perfumes.

“This is made by the flower’s liquid which is the best drug for the skin and mind’s relief,” said Akhtar Mohammad, Deputy of the company.

The company’s officials said that they have trained hundreds of gardeners and farmers in cultivating and harvesting of rose flowers, anode flowers, and orange flowers.

They added that the flowers have been cultivated in thousands of acres of lands.

They further said that in spite of having broad facilities the Ministry of Agriculture has not helped them yet.

“The Ministry should help us very much because we encourage the farmers to cultivate flowers and that the government should provide them financial support,” said Mohammad.

Economic experts say that the Ministry of Agriculture should enrich those sectors which are providing job opportunities for the people in the country.

According to them, the capacity of the flowers cultivation and growth in the country is very considerable.

“The demands are high for the perfume while the production is low in the country. We import the perfume while Afghanistan has the capacity to turn into an exporting country,” said Seyam Pesarlay, an economic expert.

Founded in 2003, the company claims that has beaten Bulgaria, Turkey, and Morocco’s rose flower in the market.


Da Afghanistan Bank sees increase in gross reserves




(Last Updated On: June 1, 2020)

The gross domestic product (GDP) of the central bank of Afghanistan, Da Afghanistan Bank, has reached more than $9 billion for the first time.

Officials at the bank said that although the global aid to Afghanistan has declined, they have succeeded to increase the bank’s reserves.

Economists also underline that the central bank’s efforts will lure global funds.

The bank’s authority has stated that they have, for the first time, been able to increase the GDP to over $9 billion.

According to them, last year about AFN22 billion was deposited in the government reserves through investments in foreign financial institutions.

Although the Coronavirus pandemic has devalued Afghan currency against the dollar, the authority is pushing for effective programs to keep the value of the currency afloat, they said.

Welcoming the strengthening of the gross reserves of DAB, experts say that the central bank’s efforts would attract global funds for good.

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Concerns over Coronavirus rapid outbreak in Afghanistan




(Last Updated On: May 31, 2020)

The COVID19 outbreak status in Afghanistan has turned disastrous, as there are few health measures in hand.

The Ministry of Public Health says 680 new cases of the Coronavirus have been tested positive in the last 24 hours hiking the count of the infected to 15,205 in Afghanistan.

The ministry underlines that there are no sufficient gears to reach out to all patients and that any negligence will have dire consequences for the nation.

“Some 1,112 samples have been examined in the past 24 hours, of which 680 have tested positive, with eight deaths,” said Wahidullah Majrooh, deputy of the MOPH.

He added: “Unfortunately, Coronavirus scope has widened and the tragedy is imminent, and our only hope is the cooperation of the people. If they cooperate, we can control the situation.”

“The consumption of oxygen alone is very high overnight, while there is so little of the product.”

Nonetheless, the health ministry reiterates that health workers are ready to provide services to the people in any situation and to fight against the pandemic with whatever is available.

In the meantime, the Herat department of hajj and religious affairs has warned the imams in the province to strictly follow and pass on health guidelines instructions while leading the prayers, or else, they will be dismissed of their duties.

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Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens to worshippers – Jerusalem




(Last Updated On: May 31, 2020)

After over two months of lockdown for the Coronavirus, Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has been reopened, international news agencies.

The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, said the restriction was lifted after the virus’ spread slowed down locally.

The council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site.

That is, worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.

It worth mentioning that the Al-Aqsa Mosque which is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam.

The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram-e-Sharif in Islam.

Celebrating the reopening, dozens of Muslims gathered in front of the large wooden doors, pronouncing, “God is greatest, we will protect Al-Aqsa with our soul and blood.”

Reportedly, the resumption of prayers capped a somber period for Jerusalem’s Muslims, who this year marked the fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday without their usual daily visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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