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Afghan government’s impromptu holiday to harm the economy

Economic pundits have not welcomed the 6-day holiday announced by the Afghan government because of the Loya Jirga scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Council of Ministers voted to approve a 6-day holiday to allow for security forces to better

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Afghan government's impromptu holiday to harm the economy

Economic pundits have not welcomed the 6-day holiday announced by the Afghan government because of the Loya Jirga scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Council of Ministers voted to approve a 6-day holiday to allow for security forces to better

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Land granted to Ministry of Higher Education for building Helmand University

The Council of Ministers agreed to transfer 75 acres of land from the ownership of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry for Higher Education to build the Helmand University. According to the press release, the Council of Ministers instructed

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Afghan businessmen exempted from intercity transit fees

By Qiam Noori-The council of ministers recently announced that no governmental institution is allowed to collect intercity transit fees from Afghan merchants. The high-ranking council says mayors of the provinces are allowed to collect transit fees, only if the merchants

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Finance Ministry’s new efforts towards enhancing investment in Afghanistan

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal discussed the policy draft on how to encourage investment with the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. Attracting investment, preventing capital flight, creating more jobs and lessening people’s concerns about the economic slowdown are the main

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Government agencies must restrain from excessive spending-President Hamid Karzai

President Hamid Karzai urged ministries and other government agencies to avoid excessive expenses. The decree was made available to all the ministries and government agencies through the presidential newsletter. The implementation of the decree will be supervised by the Secretariat

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Afghan traders exempted from octroi

The Council of Ministers has decided to not charge local taxes on goods, a decision that was hailed by the traders on Tuesday. Instead the traders would have to deposit 0.25% of the value of their goods with the customs

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