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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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Finance Ministry to amend the draft budget after rejection from the Parliament

According to spokesman Wahid Tawhidi, the Ministry of Finance is working to amend the draft budget that was rejected by the House of Representatives last week. “We are working on the budget and will see if we can make more

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House of Representatives rejects the draft budget

The Wolesi Jirga or the House of the Representatives rejected the draft budget amid complaints that the approval process was always inordinately delayed, creating hurdles to optimum utilization of funds. After the Senate’s approval of the budget, Finance Minister Omar

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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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ERC members ready to assist with winter challenges

Members of the Emergency Response Committee (ERC) were summoned by the Wolesi Jirga to present their preparations for the winter challenges that the vulnerable individuals in Afghanistan will most likely have to face. The ERC committee consists of representatives of

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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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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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