MPs want the government to also consider budget allocations for the projects which had been included in last year's budget.
Finance Ministry Calls on MPs to Approve Draft Budget
Legislators in Afghanistan's house of representatives on Tuesday said that they will not approve the draft budget of 2018 unless the government addresses the problems facing the draft budget.
MPs said that the government should also consider budget allocations for the projects which had been included in last year's budget.
The ministry of finance has however called on the lawmakers to approve the draft budget soon so that the government can initiate the implementation of development projects in the country
The government referred the draft budget to the parliament two weeks ago.
MPs argue that in the new year's budget, only 30 small and bigger projects have been included and others have been reduced significantly.
The House is still insisting that projects from the past must be included in the draft budget. If these changes do not happen, we will not approve the budget," said one MP Sadiqi Neelizada.
The new fiscal year's budget is estimated to be 361 billion Afs of which 267 is for the ordinary budget and 93 billion for the development budget.