English | دری

Tag "afghanistan government"

Back to homepage

International community pledges continued political & financial support for Afghanistan

Afghan government officials briefed delegations from 29 countries and donor institutions on various issues including government’s efforts to combat corruption, increase national revenue and implement reforms in government institutions at the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) in Kabul. President

Read More

Afghanistan ranked 163rd by the Index of Economic Freedom of Heritage Foundation

Afghanistan  has made its first entry in the annual Index of Economic Freedom of The Heritage Foundation and is ranked 163rd place out of 186 countries. This comes after Afghanistan became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in

Read More

Distrust over NUG continues among Afghans: New poll shows

A new poll conducted by the Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS) indicates that distrust among Afghans over the National Unity Government’s policies on economy, security and corruption continues. On the basis of the poll, almost 90% of Afghans believe

Read More

Afghan government seeks bailout from donors to pay salaries

The Afghan government has asked donors for a bailout before the end of the year, as salary payments to government employees are still pending. The national treasury has run out of money to pay salaries this month and has called

Read More

Afghanistan levies USD 1bn illicit taxes on US-funded projects-SIGAR

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has said the Afghan Ministry of Finance has imposed nearly USD 1bn in business taxes since 2008. According to the report issued by SIGAR, the ‘illegitimate’ taxes are levied on 43 contractors

Read More

Increases in security lead to development programs in Baraki Barak District

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Baraki Barak District Governor, Eng. Mohammad Rahim Amin, and the Director of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (DAIL), Mohammad Shah, provided an agriculture vocational seminar for the local farmers of Baraki Barak district, Logar province, March 7.

Read More

Afghan traders no longer use Karachi Port

Following the troubles caused to Afghan traders at the Karachi port, Afghan traders have decided to transit their goods through Iranian ports of  Bandarabbas and Chabahar instead of the Karachi Port. Afghan traders were inflicted millions of dollars of losses

Read More

Ministry of Finance yet to decide on tax relief for Afghan containers

The Cabinet Economic Committee has decided to wave off tax on the 3,000 Afghan containers that were stopped at the Karachi Port for three months that inflicted millions of dollars of losses on the traders. The Finance Ministry has not

Read More

Afghan female governor wants to bring a change

Saira Shakeeb Sadat wants to bring change to Khwaja Dukoh, her district in northern Jawzjan Province. This place, though isolated, was always blessed with peace and security; however, the isolation did mean the aid money did not make its way

Read More

JCMB approves funds for Four National Priority Programs

The 19th Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) acknowledged the progress made on the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework (TMAF) and endorsed four National Priority Programs as well as an Aid Management Policy. The session was attended by key government officials,

Read More

Afghan government will implement Karzai’s decree on restricting government expenses

President Hamid Karzai recently issued a decree calling on ministries and other government agencies to avoid excessive expenses. The Afghan Presidential Administration stressed on the implementation of this decree. The Administration’s spokesman Rafi Ferdaws said Saturday that no government agency

Read More

New Land Registration System to Enhance Transparency in Afghanistan

Land rights in Afghanistan are governed by overlapping and conflicting legal systems – informal systems, civil law, traditional practices, and municipal regulations. In many parts of the country, informal occupation of land brought about by conflict and displacement has further

Read More

Afghanistan must fulfill its promises, in order to be eligible for further aid

If Afghan government fails to tackle corruption and to spend the financial aid allocated to the implementation of intended projects, the US might cut of off additional aid to Afghanistan, warns a senior US official. Alex Thier, director of the

Read More

Transparency in Afghanistan’s national budget goes up from 21% to 59%

Deputy Finance Minister Mustafa Mastoor announced Saturday that transparency in the national budget has improved by 38% (from 21% to 59%). According to The Asia Foundation, the just-released Open Budget Survey 2012 has ranked Afghanistan as the second greatest improver

Read More

Citizens Call on Govt to Reduce Fuel Prices

By Zabiullah Jhanmal- Tolo News Kabul citizens have called on the government to do more to bring down fuel prices, especially that of gas, saying that the Ministry of Commerce and Industries should encourage more gas sellers to bring down

Read More

Afghan businessmen at Kabul’s Mandawi are exempted of tax for the next four years- Minister Ahadi

Minister of Commerce and Industries Anwarul Haq Ahadi announced on Monday that shopkeepers who were inflicted with losses caused by fire at Kabul’s Mandawi are exempted of taxes for the next four years. “In addition to tax exemption, the government

Read More

1 TV’s investigation report on major Afghan companies evading tax

According to an investigation report by 1 TV, as many as 15 out of 300 major companies are alleged for refusing to pay taxes to the Afghan government. The report claims that these companies have tried to evade tax by

Read More

UK’s support for Afghanistan’s award winning tax project

The Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening and the Afghan Finance Minister, Omar Zakhilwal announced a new phase of UK support to an award-winning Afghan tax project on Tuesday in Kabul. The project will support the self-reliance agenda

Read More

British MPs question the aid budget to Afghanistan

The committee of MPs scrutinizing the budget of the Department for International Development (Dfid) said that the annual 178 million Euros is being wasted. Dfid has been allocating the above mentioned sum for bolstering the Afghan government. The committee, however,

Read More

Disabled protest in Nangarhar calling on the government to fulfill their demands

Dozens of disabled gather in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday and rallied a protest, demanding the government to provide them with shelter, jobs, education, monthly stipends and other facilities. The protest is expected to continue for another day, as more

Read More

Fixing Development Aid in Afghanistan

Written by: Abid Amiri Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 10, 2012   Recently in Washington there is a lot of talk about what’s gone wrong in Afghanistan. It is now considered the longest war in U.S. history. American public is

Read More