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Afghanistan self-sufficient in 40 domestic product categories: ACCI

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(Last Updated On: August 6, 2012)

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) officials say Afghanistan has achieved self- sufficiency in 40 small and medium domestic product categories.

ACCI officials said despite many problems, now Afghanistan can compete with the exporting countries of the world in production of food materials, plastics, non-alcohol drinks, safe drinking water and many other product categories.

They said Afghan manufacturing industries are able to increase the level of production according to the demand of its citizens.

Afghanistan Industry Union officials say that the country recently reached self-sufficiency in the production of ice cream and there is no need to import low-quality ice cream from the foreign countries, because the quality of Afghan Ice Cream is excellent.

ACCI deputy chairman Khan Jan Alkozai urged the government to increase import taxes and impose tougher laws on the import of goods that are now produced in Afghanistan in order to support the domestic industries.

Afghanistan Industry Union head Jabbar Safi said they are now ready and able to export products that are made in Afghanistan to foreign countries, especially to Central Asian countries.  The Afghan companies want the government to provide facilities to help the export sector and boost employment in Afghanistan.

In his recent decree, President Karzai ordered the ministry of trade to evaluate options of actions to be taken to resolve the problems faced by domestic industries, and to submit ministry recommendations and suggestions to the council of ministers to develop increased domestic production.

The strengthening of domestic production and industrial output capacities will able the country to stand on its feet, and it can also boost the economy and provide employment for the citizens according to ministry officials.

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Mine blast kills district police chief – Paktia

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(Last Updated On: June 3, 2020)

An Afghan security official was killed in a mine blast in Paktia province, local officials confirmed.

Sharif Kaliwal, district governor of Sayid Karam in Paktia, told Ariana News that Homayoun Himat police commander for Sayid Karam was killed in a mine blast on Tuesday.

Himat’s vehicle hit a roadside mine in the district while he was on his way to supply a police outpost that came under attack by the Taliban.

According to Kaliwal, three policemen were also killed and four others wounded in the blast.

The official said that the Afghan forces have also imposed casualties to the Taliban militants but he did not provide further details. The Taliban yet to comment in this regard.

No group or individual including the Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Paktia is among the insecure provinces in the east part of the country where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its districts.

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Taliban gunned down four civilians in Badakhshan: official

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(Last Updated On: June 2, 2020)

The Taliban fighters have gunned down four civilians in Badakhshan province, a local official confirmed.

The incident has taken place in the Shewa area in the Arghanchkhah district of the province on Monday evening.

Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that the militants have shot dead two men along with their sons.

According to Nazari, the incident happened at the Taliban controlled area and the motive yet to be determined.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment on the matter.

The province has borders with Pakistan, Tajikistan, and China. Some militant groups including the Taliban, Al-Qaida, and Daesh are actively operating in a number of Badakhshan’s districts.

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Senior Traffic Police official killed – Kapisa

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(Last Updated On: June 1, 2020)

An Afghan Traffic Police official was killed by unknown gunmen in Kapisa province on Monday, police confirmed.

Shayiq Shurish, a spokesman for the provincial police told Ariana News that Sayed Munir, head of Kapisa’s traffic department, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at around 8 a.m. Monday.

The incident has taken place in Qala-e-Sayed Khan village in Kapisa city, while Munir was on his way to his office, Shurish said.

He said the motives behind the attack yet to be determined, adding that police have begun investigations. 

So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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