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Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

A three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) was held in Delhi, India from May 17-May 19. The event was organized by the Afghan-German Cooperation program for the promotion of good governance

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Indian cabinet approves a revised cost of $142.25m in connection with Afghan Parliament building

The Indian cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post facto approval for completing of the Afghan Parliament building in Kabul at a revised project cost of Rs. 969 crore which is equivalent to USD 142.25mn.

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New Afghan Parliament building to be completed in five months

Urban Development Affairs Minister, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, announced Sunday that the new Afghan Parliament building will be completed within the next five months. Minister Naderi visited the construction site together with India’s Ambassador to Kabul, Amar Sinha. The edifice

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Afghan lawmakers unanimously reject draft national budget

Afghanistan has entered the new fiscal year but without a national budget. The lawmakers unanimously rejected the draft national budget for the year 2015, calling it unbalanced and unjustified. Around 458.8bn AFN is estimated for the new fiscal year’s budget,

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India to continue assistance to Afghanistan despite the security uncertainty

Regardless of the security uncertainty, the Indian government has no intention of pulling out of the major developmental projects that it is currently undertaking in Afghanistan. India solidified its commitment nearly 3 years ago when the country signed the Strategic

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Afghan law against money laundering submitted to Parliament for approval

The Afghan Ministry of Justice has submitted the new anti-money laundering law to the Parliament for approval. According to Acting Ministry of Justice Mohammad Yousuf Halim, the new law is in accordance with the standards required by the Financial Action

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SIGAR warns of graft draining Afghan government revenue

The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report has warned of corruption that has threatened functioning of the Afghan government and drained Afghan government revenue, adding that the problem could worsen if gone unchecked. This comes

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Yet another report on Afghanistan's corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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Yet another report on Afghanistan’s corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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Millions are single in Afghanistan due to high wedding expenses

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs have launched a campaign aimed at the elimination of violence against women in Afghanistan. Presently, due to the high expenses of weddings, more than one million young people in Afghanistan are not married, said the

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