The Taliban occupation in Afghanistan has sparked some severe troubles as there seems to be no clarity as to what the country's future looks like in any aspect as the terrorist group is taking control of everything and have stopped relations with any country in terms of travel, import and export for the time being.
The biryani made in the city, which has millions of takers per day, is likely to see the possibility of not finding dry fruits, which is the main element in a tasty biryani, or might see a price hike of a portion of biryani. This is due to the uncertain days in Afghanistan from where we get most of our exotic spices and dry fruits that go into a single serving. The prices have already started to upscale after the traders realized that getting future imports will be tricky, and hence they might have to preserve the current stock until they last and find a way out of this.
The hotel owners from big eating joints like Shah Ghouse, Paradise, and Pista House use close to 40-50kgs of assorted dry fruits to prepare all their food items, including the biryani. This sudden import issue will increase the prices for purchase from a wholesale dealer, which is quite concerning for them as they just found their way back after more than one year of uncertain business due to the pandemic.
The trade unions are pretty closely following the activities, especially regarding business and imports in Afghanistan. They have found out that the current scenario is not about shortage as stocks are enough, but the concern is when big hotels and places run out of it. So a new market is the plan B at this point, but traders are willing to wait and watch what happens.