KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Monday strongly criticised the upcoming budget’s draft authored by the Ministry of Finance, saying balance had not been maintained in fund allocations among provinces.
KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday clarified the upper house had not decided against mentioning words religion and Afghan in computerized national identity cards, saying there has been a misunderstanding in reporting the upper house’s decision.
KABUL (PAN): An overwhelming majority of the Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday rejected funds allocated to government departments under last year’s (1391) budget, saying most entities had failed to utilise more than half of funds meant at infrastructural development.
KABUL (PAN): A disqualified presidential candidate, Anwarul Haq Ahadi, the former commerce minister, on Thursday said his removal from the Independent Election Commission's preliminary list was politically motivated.
KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Sunday accused Pakistan and Iran of masterminding Saturday’s car suicide bombing that killed 13 people in Kabul, alleging the neighbours were out to pressurise Afghanistan not to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US.
KABUL (PAN): A senior Counternarcotics Department official at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday said poppy cultivation was on the increase in Afghanistan, calling for more police personnel to intensify the war on drugs.