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Afghanistan’s Finance Minister Resigns

Afghan Finance Minister has stepped down from his position . According to a statement from the ministry, he has resigned and his resignation has been approved.  Without disclosing further information, Hakimi further added that he has stepped down from his

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Afghan-Pak Joint Economic Commission meeting postponed

The Afghan-Pak Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting is postponed and will be held in the last quarter of the year in Islamabad, according to a statement from Pakistan’s Finance Ministry. The meeting was initially planned to be held at the

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Afghan Finance Minister focuses on transparency and revenue boost

Presenting his 100-day plan to the media, Finance Minister Mohammad Eklil Hakimi said his priority was to bolster domestic revenue and added that the revenue was soon going to hit USD 17mn. He emphasized that transparency in the customs department

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Declining foreign aid shrinks Afghan ministries’ budgets

The Senate summoned Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal to confer on the government’s budget draft for next year. Minister Zakhilwal said the budget of a number of ministries would be lower in 2014 than in the past due to

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Declining foreign aid shrinks Afghan ministries' budgets

The Senate summoned Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal to confer on the government’s budget draft for next year. Minister Zakhilwal said the budget of a number of ministries would be lower in 2014 than in the past due to

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Afghan, Iranian and Pakistani Finance Minister meet to discuss economic cooperation

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal met with his Pakistani and Iranian counterparts, Ishaq Dar and Ali Tayebnia respectively, to discuss economic and trade cooperation. Dar and Zakhilwal conferred on next month’s Joint Working Group meeting, due to be

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American University of Afghanistan offers MA degree for the employees of Finance Ministry

American University of Afghanistan (AUA) will provide MA degree opportunities to employees of the Finance Ministry. Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said sixty employees of the Ministry will seek MA degree in the fields of Finance and Administration at

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Afghan Finance Minister believes Pakistanis are sincere in their pledges

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal hopes that Pakistan will remain committed to the pledges made in the economic cooperation pact signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on 27 August 2013. In a bid to strengthen economic ties between the

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Afghan Finance Minister to visit Tajikistan to confer on mega infra projects

Addressing a ceremony at the Sher Khan dry port, Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said he would visit Tajikistan in the near future to discuss major infrastructure projects with Tajik leaders. The projects include railroad project and power transmission

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Afghan Finance Minister heads for Washington for IMF-WB spring meeting

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for Washington on Monday to attend the spring meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Leading a high level delegation, Minister Zakhilwal will attend the plenary session of the

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Afghan economy post Nato forces

“A debate is heating up between Kabul and Washington over Afghanistan’s economic situation following the withdrawal of US-led forces in 2014. United States has warned Afghans about an impending economic slump after its pull-out by 2014. Aid money would also

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Finance Minister’s tearful plea for support

Diplomats filing into the conference room at Afghanistan’s finance ministry on Wednesday were expecting an update on accountability targets from the finance minister, instead, they were faced with Mr Zakhilwal’s personal plea for support in the corruption claims against him.

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Finance Minister's tearful plea for support

Diplomats filing into the conference room at Afghanistan’s finance ministry on Wednesday were expecting an update on accountability targets from the finance minister, instead, they were faced with Mr Zakhilwal’s personal plea for support in the corruption claims against him.

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Afghanistan’s finance minister denies corruption claims

The business affairs of Afghanistan’s finance minister Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal, are under investigation, after accusations were aired on ToloTV on Thursday that he had stashed away more than $1 million in overseas banks. Mr. Zakhilwal has denied the claims in

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Afghanistan's finance minister denies corruption claims

The business affairs of Afghanistan’s finance minister Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal, are under investigation, after accusations were aired on ToloTV on Thursday that he had stashed away more than $1 million in overseas banks. Mr. Zakhilwal has denied the claims in

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