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17bn AFN increase in development funds in Afghanistan’s 2018 budget

The lower of the Afghan parliament, Wolesi Jirga, approved the national budget for 2018 on Wednesday after rejecting it the first time on December 16 for lack of “balance”  among provinces. The lower house had proposed 267.2 billion Afghanis in

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Afghanistan’s 2016 budget focuses on mega development projects

Afghanistan’s 2016 draft budget has been approved by the upper house f the parliament, the Meshrano Jirga, and is currently pending for approval at the lower house, the Wolesi Jirga, where the plan is being debated by lawmakers and various

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Wolesi Jirga rejects 2014 Budget

The draft budget for 2014 assembled by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) was rejected with a majority of votes by the Lower House of Parliament, Wolesi Jirga. The MoF is required to reassess the draft and incorporate the changes the

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Afghanistan’s lower house approves President Karzai’s salary and expenses amount

The Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan’s lower house of the Parliament, gave their approval on the salary and expenses amount of President Hamid Karzai and other high officials of the Afghan government. As per the law, a monthly salary of 960,000 AFN

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70 MPs agree to summon ministers

Seventy members of the Lower House of the Parliament or the Wlesi Jirga signed papers on Saturday for summoning nearly a dozen ministers for under-spending development funds for 2011. The annual accounts of the ministries were discussed by 18 parliamentary

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Parliament to impeach 7 instead of 11 Ministers

The Parliament has revised its earlier decision on the impeachment of 11 ministers and has decided to impeach 7 ministers. “Four ministers who took up duties in the ministries in 2011 won’t be impeached. But others will be impeached after

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Proposed budget presented to the House of Representatives

After the Senate’s approval of the budget, Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal presented the draft budget for the next fiscal year, beginning on 21 December, to Wolesi Jirga or the House of the Representatives. Minister Zakhilwal explained that 70% of the

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Probe over USD 9mn spent on the Afghan embassy in Japan

Afghanistan attorney office seeks to investigate the USD 9mn spent on the restoration of the Afghan Embassy in Japan. “This investigation is carried out upon the request of the House of Representatives,” said deputy head of the attorney office Rahmatullah

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