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'Powerful Figures' Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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Wolesi Jirga rejects 2011 annual accounts of 11 ministries

The lower house of the Parliament summoned 11 ministers who have failed to spend their development budget. The annual accounts of the ministries were discussed by 18 parliamentary commissions, which planned to summon the ministers who spent less than 50%

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Jawzjan’s representative abstains from the parliament until the demands of his people are met

Dr. Inayatullah Farahmand, Representative of Jawzjan, has been absent in the Parliament since the past week and has said he would continue to abstain until the problems of his people in Jawzjan are solved. According to Dr. Farahmand, the government

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Water and Energy Minister wins trust of the parliament

Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan won vote confidence of the parliamentarians, with only 32 out of 174 MPs voting against him. Minister Khan was summoned by the lawmakers for his public statement of distributing weapons and establishing the

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Energy and Water Minister Impeachment scheduled for Monday

Over 50% of the House of Representatives have voted in favor of the removal of Mohammad Ismail Khan, the Minister of Energy and Water. “Fifty-five MPs sent their signatures to the Administrative Office. The subject was discussed in a meeting…

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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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USD 3.2bn allocated for development projects in the next budget

The draft for development budget was presented on Monday to the Meshrano Jirga, which inquired the three ministries about their plans for the next year. In the new budget, USD 148mn has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, USD

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House of Representatives rejects the proposed development budget for next year

Reduction in the development budget has been a major issue for implementation of development projects in the country. Some of the House Representatives rejected the budget proposed to them on Wednesday and said the reason for reduction in the development

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Afghan budget for next year presented to the Senate

The draft for next year’s budget, with a total outlay of 366.2bn AFN, was submitted to the Senate for debate on Tuesday. According to the Constitution, the state budget and development plan of the government are submitted through the Meshrano

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Disabled protest in front of parliament

A number of disabled people gathered in front of the parliament, denouncing the government’s decision of destroying roadside booths set up by the disabled people. The protestors demanded that the government should give them permission to reinstall their roadside kiosks,

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Car dealers on hunger strike against Cabinet decision

More than two dozen car dealers from eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday went on a hunger strike against a recent decision of the Cabinet. On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided that 3,800 vehicles — awaiting legal documents — at the Nangarhar

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Reasons for budget rejection yet to be addressed: MPs

Members of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of Parliament, on Saturday said changes to the proposed annual budget did not address the basic reasons for its rejection. On March 18, the assembly rejected the budget due to uneven allocations

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1391 Budget Plan Should be More in Favor of Higher Education, urges Afghan Parliament

Many Parliamentary members recommended reducing the budget allocated for the president office but rather increasing the budget allocated for higher education. Today’s plenary meeting discussed the draft of law on structure and authorization of judicial organ and the 1391 budget

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Afghanistan’s Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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Afghanistan's Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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