Crossing closure can’t mar Afghans from celebrating New Year

Mar 20, 2017

Aziz Khanzada, 21, is second year medicine student of Kandahar University. He, like many other Afghans, has arrived in Kabul few days ago to celebrate the New Year with his fiancé. “I’ve done shopping for myself, my family and for my fiancé, but have not seen any big impact of the closed borders on the market prices,” said Khanzada.

Afghans are preparing to celebrate the New Year while the Torkham and Chaman crossing points from where essentials are imported remain closed.

“The price of fuel and food which are our major need have not considerably increased due to the closure crossings with one of our neighbor country,” spokesman for the commerce and industries ministry Musafer Qoqandi said. “We have access to other sources to import.”

It sounds far-fetched the markets of Kabul city host mass residents and sell goods in the same prices of commodities just like the crossings were open. Just fruit and vegetables have got expensive.


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Afghanistan Times, March 19, 2017

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