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Ghani suspends telecom minister over tax probe

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani suspended Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Sunday following an audit into the collection of a 10% tax on mobile phone topups. A spokesperson for the ministry, Yasin Samim, said the president’s

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Afghan government collects 78mn from newly levied telecom tax

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) reported Saturday that 78mn AFN had been collected since the government levied a 10% tax against communication services. The new tax regulation directly affects mobile phone subscribers. The public was up-in-arms over

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Afghanistan and Germany sign agreement to build secure printing facility

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to co-fund the construction and operation of an Afghan State Printing

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