The Economic Commission decided to establish a systematic mechanism for smelting iron

Feb 9, 2022

The Economic Commission, headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, has tasked a special commission to take concrete steps to establish a systematic mechanism for iron smelting in Afghanistan. The move comes at a time when all forms of iron smuggling have been banned since the Islamic Emirate came to power, and nearly 3,000 tons of iron have been collected in different provinces.

Most of this iron was smuggled into Pakistan, which after being melted and processed in Pakistan, returned to Afghanistan at a higher price, which has provoked a backlash from the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Mines.

Sherbaz Kaminzada, director of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industry and Mines, says they have invested heavily in iron ore smelting in Afghanistan and have good experience in this area. Kaminzada added that if the iron is provided to them at a reasonable price, they will provide services to their people at a good quality and reasonable price, additionally it will also provide employment opportunities to the people of Afghanistan.

The Economic Commission decided that a systematic mechanism should be in place for the purchase and smelting of the iron so that we can better prevent its smuggling to foreign countries.

The commission, headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, also recommended the relevant organizations to facilitate the trade of Afghan carpets abroad and obtain passports for Afghan traders.

In the past, Afghan businessmen often complained that they had problems obtaining passports, which negatively affected their businesses. Manufacturers of Afghan carpets, which are well-known internationally, complain that their products are not marketed in a timely and proper manner. They added that if their products are well-marketed domestically and internationally, there is no doubt that their production will increase, and the country's economy will be self-sufficient.