Coal export to Pakistan: Taliban government increased prices of Afghan coal from $90 to $280
Ahead of a Pakistani trade delegation's visit to Kabul, the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has raised the price of imported coal yet again, *Geo News* reported.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recently announced the import of coal from Afghanistan for power generation, claiming that it will save the country approximately $2 billion. He said that the coal from Afghanistan will be priced in rupees rather than dollars.
Following the announcement by the prime minister, the Taliban government raised the price of imported coal from $90 per ton to $200 per ton.
According to Afghan media reports, the Taliban government has raised the price of coal yet again, this time by $80 per ton.
According to Ismatullah Burhan, spokesperson for Afghanistan's Ministry of Minerals and Petroleum, the new price of coal will be $280 per ton, with immediate effect.