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Fuel prices hike in Kabul due to overcharging, residents complain

Gas prices have risen by 15 Afs per kilo and petrol prices have risen by four Afs in the last week, reports TOLO news. 

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Kabul Published on: September 19, 2021 14:01 IST
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Fuel prices hike in Kabul due to overcharging, residents complain.

 

Fuel prices have risen in Afghanistan's Kabul over the last week and locals have urged the Taliban-led government to step in to prevent overcharging from companies and importers of fuel.

Gas prices have risen by 15 Afs per kilo and petrol prices have risen by four Afs in the last week, reports TOLO news. 

Abdul Qayoum, a daily wager who lives in Kabul said, “A person who has daily earnings, working on the street, how can buy one kilo of gas. The prices are rising.”

Shopkeepers in Kabul claim that the fuel importing companies have hiked the fuel prices due to which the fuel prices have risen, reported TOLO news.

Abdul Hadi, who works as a taxi driver says that he sometimes pay more for petrol.

“We buy 5 litres of oil at 320 Afs, sometimes at 330 Afs, this is not a good price. The economic situation is not good now,” said Abdul.

Local residents have asked the Taliban-led government to prevent overcharging on fuel by stopping the extortion by fuel importing companies. It is been over a month when the Taliban captured Kabul after an aggressive and rapid advance against Afghanistan government forces amid the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country.

The country plunged into crisis last month after Kabul fell to the Taliban and the democratically elected government of former president Ashraf Ghani collapsed.

(With inputs from ANI)

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