The Islamic Emirate has said it has stopped 80 percent of mafia activities involving the import of low-quality oil.
According to the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, campaigns are underway to prevent the smuggling of poor-quality oil.
The Afghanistan National Standards Authority says that it has tried to prevent imports of low-quality petroleum products and unhealthy trade.
The spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate told TOLOnews that in the past 20 years, the mafia has grown significantly in all sectors of commerce, and after the Islamic Emirate came to power again, the Islamic Emirate is bringing the fight against smuggling and the import of low-quality materials.
"In this mafia, there is also an internal mafia and they also have some foreign mafia circles. they were active but when the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan came, it stopped them to a great extent and the 20 percent, which is still seen in some border areas, are either counterfeiting goods and bringing them to Afghanistan or trying to smuggle items into the country that are inaccurate and unstandardized," said Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
The Afghanistan National Standards Authority spoke of transparency in the petroleum sector in the country and emphasized that they are working seriously to eliminate the mafia.
"The mafia that our countrymen reminded us, about 80 percent of that mafia has been controlled and destroyed, and we assure our nation that the percentage of transparency and the percentage of eliminating the mafia and some of the circles that existed will reach 100 percent," said Ashequllah Waziri, the spokesman of the standards office.
"After the political changes in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate could break this circle a bit and keep monopolies from hoarding and keep the mafia away from the Afghan markets a little bit, but there are still mafias and these are the representatives of foreign companies and companies in Afghanistan, and they are trying to get the control of the market," said Abdul Nasir Reshtya, an economic analyst.
Prices of fuel, especially fuel and gas, have soared in Kabul markets following the closure of the Salang Highway because of reconstruction and the return of dozens of low-quality oil tankers from various ports in Afghanistan to countries where they were purchased.
Currently, one kilo of gas is 60 Afs, one liter of petrol is 74 Afs and one liter of diesel is 71 Afs in Kabul markets.