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Government presents next year’s budget draft to Meshrano Jirga

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Finance says it has presented the draft of budget for the 1397 fiscal year to the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House) of Parliament for approval.

Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi state minister of parliamentary affairs, Dr. Farooq Wardak officially presented the FY-1397 National Budget to Mesharno Jirga and provided information the senators in this regard, said a press statement issued by the ministry.

The total national budget for fiscal year 1397 is 357.6 billion Afs including 267 billion Normal and 90 billion Afs development budgets. The government’s contribution is 47.5% and the rest is funded through donations.

The next year national budget is transparent, accountable and credible, and it is prepared with the consideration of effectiveness, financial resources, community realities, applying the Cost valid framework, government priorities and international standards.

Minister of Finance asked the Senators to share their opinions about the National Budget Draft with this ministry to be presented to Wolesi Jirga on time.


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