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10% telecom service tax justified as step towards self-sufficiency

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi was summoned by the Lower House of the Parliament, or Wolesi Jirga, to justify the 10% telecom service tax that is being collected despite outrage from the general public and the parliamentarians. Minister Hakimi said

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100bn Afghani worth of revenue collected in government’s treasury

The Finance Ministry’s treasury department has collected 99bn Afghanis in the last ten months. Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi made these remarks on Monday’s session of the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament on Monday. “The total revenue has

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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

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Afghan government’s treasury emptied due to protracted presidential elections

The long-drawn-out election process has hit the Afghan government’s treasury that is currently meeting budgetary needs only through day-today revenue collection. Afghan Deputy Finance Minister Mustafa Mastoor said the government would be unable to pay public servant salaries if the

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