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Afghanistan self-sufficient in 40 domestic product categories: ACCI



(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.



IEA supreme leader meets Kabul religious scholars 



(Last Updated On: August 3, 2022)

A group of 50 religious scholars from Kabul province met with the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kandahar to discuss problems faced by Kabul residents and women’s rights issues.

The meeting took place at the request of the leader of the IEA.

Religious scholars have asked the supreme leader to pay special attention to education and to make changes in the curriculum if necessary.

The scholars also discussed women’s rights within the framework of Islamic Sharia and the issue of girls’ education. The supreme leader assured the religious scholars that the problems of the capital will be taken care of.

“The main purpose of this meeting was to solve the problems of the capital city and to convey his orders to the people from the pulpit of mosques and through scholars,” said Nada Mohammad Nadim, governor of Kabul.

Scholars said they addressed the issue of women’s problems, and respecting women’s rights within the framework of Islam, and the revision of school curriculum.

“For the supreme leader, there is no difference between mujahid and non-mujahid, and everyone has equal rights,” said Abdul Hamid Hamasi, a religious scholar.

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Daesh hideout destroyed in Kunduz province, 3 killed in operation 



(Last Updated On: July 17, 2022)

At least three Daesh members were killed during an operation by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) Special Forces in Kunduz province on Saturday night. 

Spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Zabiullah Mujahid, said the operation was carried out in the Qanjagha area in Imam Sahib district.

According to Mujahid five others were also arrested during the operation. 

He said the group were responsible for the recent rocket attack into Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

In a video published by the IEA, one of the arrested Daesh members confessed to having fired off rockets into Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. 

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IEA’s acting minister of foreign affairs visits Badakhshan province



(Last Updated On: July 14, 2022)

Local officials in Badakhshan say that Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in the province on Wednesday in order to assess the challenges faced by residents.

Mazuddin Ahmadi, the head of information and culture of Badakhshan, said Ahmadullah Wasiq, the head of National Radio and Television, is also accompanying Muttaqi, and they have discussed the challenges and problems of the people of this province with the heads of government departments and local authorities.

According to Ahmadi, the issues of how to establish good relations between the ethnic groups living on both sides of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, solving border problems through diplomacy, good relations between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the people, examining the economic problems of the people and solving the problems of education has taken place.

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