Election crisis: Kunduz mining revenue dips

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Income generated from mines has declined in northern Kunduz province following the withdrawal of foreign troops and due to the lingering electoral crisis, an official said on Monday.

Mines of petroleum, phosphorus, stucco, construction stones, gravel and sands exist in Chahar Dara, Khanabad, Aliabad and Qala-i-Zal districts of Kunduz. Stucco, stones, gravel and sand mines are excavated for construction purposes.

Takhar mining revenue slumps by 300m afs


TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The mining revenue of northern Takhar province fell by almost 300 million afghanis in 2013 due to non-cooperation from certain government organs, an official said on Friday.  

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Director of Mines Eng. Fida Mohammad Tashi said that the provincial government had earned 13 million afs from the sector in 2012, but the amount came down to 10 million afs last year.

Mineral resources of Kunduz province

KONDUZ (Pajhwok): Officials said that several mines of natural reservoirs such as petroleum, phosphorus and oxy acetylenehad been existed northern Kunduz province but their extraction could not yet start due to the reasons best known to high authorities.

Bordering Tajikistan, Kunduzhad six mines with most famous petroleum, phosphorus, oxy acetylene, stucco and stones that were being used for construction purposes.

Karzai assigns team to probe azure mine issue

KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has assigned a delegation to investigate reports about illegal extractions at a key azure mine in northeastern Badakhshanprovince, his office said on Monday, two days after the Taliban claimed capturing the mine.

On Sunday, local officials said some illegal armed individuals had occupied a portion of the azure mine in KeranwaMenjan district after a clash with security forces.

Takhar salt being sold to many provinces

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Salt extracted from the Taqcha Khana mine in northern Takhar province is being sold to other provinces of the country, an official said on Wednesday.

Located northeast of the country, Takhar has 46 different mines, including the salt mine in Namak Aab district, creating work opportunities for more than 1,500 people. 

In the past, people extracted salt from the Taqcha Khana mine in a non-professional way, but the mining process was legalised with the signing of a contract with a domestic company in 2005,

Badakhshan mining revenue reaches 29m afs

FAIZABAD (PAN): The mining revenue of remote northeastern Badakhshan province increased to 29 million afghanis in 2013, an official said on Friday.

The income was fetched by the lapis lazuli mine in Karan Wa Manjan district and the granite mine in Baharak, Director of Mines Mohammad Akbar Anwari said.

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Mine revenue ends up in Taliban pockets


FAIZABAD (PAN): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province say individuals continue excavating the tourmaline mine illegally, with its income and profit going into the pockets of insurgents.

Badakhshan is a mountainous region, which is rich in mineral mines of precious stones such as ruby, tourmaline and azure.

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