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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Monday said it had purchased 10,000 tons of liquefied gas which would be available in Kabul utility stores for 55 Afghanis a kilogram and 60 Afs in private stores. 
Before Eidul Adha, one kg of gas sold for 55 Afs, but currently the rate hovers between 80 Afs and 90 Afs. 
In compliance with President Hamid Karzai’s directives, the ministry purchased 3,000 tons of gas from importers at the Hairatan Port in northern Balkh province and another 7,000 tones at the Torghundi Port in western Herat province. 
Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Ghazikhel said this news agency; the first convoy of trucks carrying the gas would be reaching Kabul this weekend. 
Another official at the ministry, Farid Sherzai, said 70 new utility stores offering gas had been set up in Kabul, taking the number of such stores to 100.  The stores sold one kg of gas for 55 Afs, be added. 
Sherzai added the gas purchased by the ministry was being offered to traders at a reasonable rate. 
The dealers, keeping in view their profits, would sell and kg for 60 Afs, he explained. 

Monday, December 12, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Dozens of Afghan containers filled with trading stuffs have been stopped along Pakistan-Afghanistan route. 
According to Pakistani news media, Pakistani security forces have stopped dozens of the Afghan containers filled with stuffs, considering that the stuffs belonged to NATO forces. 
The containers have been stopped in checkpoint of Tkhta Baig, an area in Jamroud of Peshawar.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The UN delegation from its Kabul office arrived in Ghour province to meet the provincial in charges in Cheghcharan city calling the UN projects in Ghour especially in the peace process and reintegration and return to civil service as outstanding. 
The head of the UN delegation said that the UN shall expand its assistance to Ghour province alongside reconstruction of infrastructural projects and in program for peace, stability for the people in that province.

Kabul (BNA) Afghan mines sector will provide 42-45% income until 2014. 
Based on forecasts made by minister of mines, Wahidullah Shahrani, minister of mines told the foreign journalists Afghanistan will get 1.5 billion US dollars from its oil and mines until 2016. 
Shahrani added the mount will reach to 4 billion US dollars in 2024. 
Shahrani also said in four other projects which are to be launched for extraction of gold and copper and their bid is under way, adding Denim and Lithium mines are also under way in near future. 
He asked the foreign investors for their investment in this regard. 
According to ministry of mines, recent agreements which have been signed with China and India are based on technical abilities and interest of Afghanistan. 
He added Pakistani investors can also invest in various sectors in the country, saying Afghanistan’s doors are open for them.