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Nangarhar customs revenue surges to 350m afghanis

Nangarhar customs revenue surges to 350m afghanis

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Nov 17, 2016 - 13:21

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Custom revenue of eastern Nangarhar province has increased to 350 million afghanis in 2016, compare to the last year, an official said on Thursday.

Although less cargo trucks entered the province this year, the revenue of the provincial customsdepartment rose, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Information regarding the revenue boost was shared by Customs Director Elhamuddin Mazhar with the governor during a meeting late on Wednesday, according to the gubernatorial spokesman.

Mazhar said 122 commissionagents were working for the department, facilitating accelerate traders and cargo trucks deals. Governor, Gulab Mangal hailed the performance of custom officials.

According to another report, the construction of a modern archive at the Nangarhar Customs Department was inaugurated today.Khogyani said the archive was constructed with financial support from traders,

The archive will preserve documents of 1,600 businessmen.He said Mangal commended traders’ contribution to building the facility.

Provincial traders have repeatedly complained against customs authorities extorting money from truckers and businessmen.

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