Drivers criticized the rise in the price of fuel in the markets of the capital and said that the increase in the price of fuel is affecting their work.
Drivers called on the Islamic Emirate to pay attention in this regard.
“If we find 1000 money daily, we will pay 600 for fuel for our car, 400 is no work,” said Mohammad Sharif, a driver.
“The price of fuel has risen almost 10 Afghanis, it was 67 Afghanis recently, and now it is 78 Afghanis,” said Mohammad Esa, a driver.
Meanwhile, some fuel sellers said that most oil is imported from the north of the country and the blocking of the Salang highway has caused its price to increase in the markets of the capital.
“A lot of northern oil used to be imported to Kabul, now that Salang highway is closed, the imports have decreased,” said Shafiq a fuel seller.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that after the blocking of the Salang highway, they are trying to import more fuel from other routes.
"The price that has risen is because a number of companies have raised prices, or especially oil prices have been raised, the effect is due to the road being blocked, but measures have been taken to increase our business through Torghandi and Herat,” said Khanjan Alokozai, a member of the ACCI.
According to the information from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan has more than four oil fields, and currently oil is extracted from the Amu River oil field, According to the Chamber of Commerce and Investment, the amount of oil does not meet the needs of the country, and traders import oil and gas from Russia, Iran, and Central Asia.