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Afghan Finance Minister heads for India to attend ADB meeting

Heading a delegation of prominent businessmen from the private sector, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for India to attend the 46th annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors, which begins on May 2nd. More than

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Corruption persists in customs department- Minister Zakhilwal

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Ministry’s officials to tackle the issue of corruption in the customs department. The efforts put into eradicating corruption in Afghanistan have had no positive results, according to the officials. Minister Zakhilwal said

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Ready to support Afghanistan through 2014 transition and beyond-World Bank

The World Bank Group is strongly committed to helping the people of Afghanistan by promoting growth and reducing poverty during and beyond the withdrawal of Western security forces in 2014, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. Making his first

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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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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

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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,

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Breshna Sherkat and Finance Ministry sign agreement for power project

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO Abdul Razique Samadi signed the grant agreement with a Chinese-Pakistani firm for the expansion of the power network in northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces. Costing USD 3.51mn, the

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Government should have a greater role in the management of foreign aid-Minister Zakhilwal

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal is seeking a greater role for the Afghan government in using international aid. He said the annual aid to Afghanistan is channeled through various mechanisms, which makes it difficult to monitor. Graft is a serious

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EU to grant 1.5bn Euros to Afghanistan until 2017

Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal announced on Monday that the European Union has vowed 1.5bn Euros in aid to Afghanistan until 2017. The EU also promised to continue economic cooperation with the Afghan government. EU Ambassador Vygaudas Ušackas said the European

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No major financial crisis in Afghanistan post 2014- Minister Zakhilwal

Speaking at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal assured the legislators that Afghanistan will not face a major financial crisis after 2014, when many of the foreign troops withdraw from the country. There have been

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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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Emphasis on international assistance to Afghanistan at the IMF-WB annual meeting

Minister of Finance Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal highlighted the importance of foreign aid to Afghanistan, as the nation is entering the transmission period, with the foreign troops pulling out of Afghanistan, at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meetings held in

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Finance Minister's tearful plea for support

Diplomats filing into the conference room at Afghanistan’s finance ministry on Wednesday were expecting an update on accountability targets from the finance minister, instead, they were faced with Mr Zakhilwal’s personal plea for support in the corruption claims against him.

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Finance Minister’s tearful plea for support

Diplomats filing into the conference room at Afghanistan’s finance ministry on Wednesday were expecting an update on accountability targets from the finance minister, instead, they were faced with Mr Zakhilwal’s personal plea for support in the corruption claims against him.

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Industries Ministry Awaits Allocation of $35m for Oil Imports

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance allocated US$35 million for the country to purchase oil this year, but the Ministry of Commerce and Industries officials say they still have not received it. Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal told TOLOnews that the money

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