Some drivers in Kabul said that the increase in the prices of diesel and petrol have affected their incomes.
Earlier, a businessman announced that the price of fuel in the country’s market dropped to 10 Afs, but drivers said it was only for five days.
“Yama’s company has provided us discounts only for the five days of Eid, untll today we have had a 10 Afs discount,” said Ali, a resident of Kabul.
“Fuel consumption is very high in Afghanistan; the prices are also high. The prices of fuel in the world market and Afghanistan have surged, that is why a meeting was held in the Ministry of Commerce to control the prices of oil in the country,” said Mohammad Sadiq, a member of the Yama Petrol Group.
Meanwhile, some drivers in Kabul said that last year one liter of fuel was around 50 Afs, but now it is sold for over 100 Afs per liter.
“We have great financial problems, last year the price of fuel was around 50 Afs, but this year it spiked to over 100 Afs,” said Shamsuddin, a driver.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that the oil’s price has soared in the international markets, but they are trying to reduce the price of the oil.
“The Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the economic commission is working on plans to reduce the price of essential materials, particularly fuel. However, the prices have increased over the past three months after the war between Russia and Ukraine,” said Nooruddin Azizi, acting Minister of Commerce and Industry.