Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate, inaugurated the Qashqari oil wells in Sar-e-Pul province.
Mullah Baradar said that 200 tons of oil will be extracted daily from the Qashqari wells, and the income generated through this will be spent on the reconstruction and renovation of various parts of the country.
“We are here to inaugurate this project, it is a resource for all of Afghanistan,” said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, First Deputy PM.
The First Deputy Prime Minister added that the Islamic Emirate is making efforts to use the country's mines.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum says that the extraction of oil from these wells has not been entrusted to the company, but will be extracted by the Islamic Emirate.
According to the ministry, the Qashqari Block has ten oil wells, and the amount of oil extracted from it will reach up to two hundred tons per day.
There are currently 9 oil wells operating here.
“We have not signed a contract yet. The Islamic Emirate is extracting the oil itself,” said Shahabuddin Delavar, acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum.
“Our master plan has not been implemented yet, many people came and bullied us and used the names of the people of Sar-e-Pul…,” said a tribal elder.
By extracting oil from Qashqari wells, the Islamic Emirate will reportedly earn up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a day.
Economists say that the use of the country's oil fields will have an important role in the economy and self-sufficiency of the country.
“Undoubtedly, the launch of such well-known projects, which can contribute to the Afghan economy between $100,000 and $150,000 a day and also produce 200 tons or more of oil per day, will create great hope for the people of Afghanistan,” said Hamidullah Yalani, an economist.
The Amu Darya Basin, including Qashqari, has three oil blocks whose contract was outsourced to the China National Petroleum Corporation, but its contract with the company was terminated due to lack of work.