Between Two Squares

Written by: Hassamuddin Hamdard

In Kabul, along with shopkeepers, many vendors are selling various goods on the roadsides. They often order breakfast and lunch from restaurants. These foods are expensive for them due to not having a convenient market for their goods. AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Shahzada, a resident of Kabul city, who has almost solved this problem of the vendors.

Shahzada says, “I had a shop near to Makhfi Badakhshi high school but as the authority did allow me to continue my business, there, I bought a small kart and started to prepare Karaye (a special Pakistani and Afghani dish cooked from eggs and beef or chicken) in a place that there are many vendors. I chose a place for my business between two squares. I cook a simple dish of  Karaye for 40 Afghani with a loaf of bread. Simple Karaye is prepared from anion and 3 eegs and if someone orders to cook a chicken Karaye, the price of the dish might increase.

Some passengers also buy foods from me and my customers are increasing every day and I could fulfill my all necessities.”

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AEPO’s writer/producer had a trip to Mazar-e-Sharif city, Balkh province there he has talked to Abdul Manan.

Abdul Manan has talked about his business, “My business is preparing jewelries from semi-precious stones. I have learned this skill from my father when I was a small boy in 3 years.

My family other member also help us in preparing jewelries at home. When my father was making jewleries alone, we had been facing economic problem and when my family members and I start this business, our economic situation is better than before.

When prepare jewelries, we take them to the market and sell them to jewelry sellers and some customers order us to prepare them jewelries according to their orders.

We decided to open a company of producing semi-precious jewelries in the future.”