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PublishDate: Thursday, October 21, 2021 14:15

Rising wood prices a cause for concern in Kabul as winter looms

Kabul residents on Thursday raised concerns about rising prices of heating materials as people started shopping to prepare for winter.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_During the winter, Afghan families typically keep warm by using a -burning_bukhari, a drum-shaped stove made of thin metal, or a pit of burning coal under a small table covered by a .

Kabul resident Abdul urged the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government to bring prices under control.

“The flour, rice, and oil taxes are in the control of the Taliban (IEA) and they should all have a certain fixed price. Same for wood, it should have a certain fixed price, and this issue should be brought under control. It is not right for everyone to sell at any price they want,” he said.

Facing an as winter approaches, appealed to the international community to release frozen assets of more than $9 billion and increase shipments of humanitarian relief as the nation faces an economic crisis.

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