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The Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the Afghan parliament called on top officials from several ministries as well as a number of academics to discuss the problems with the law of mines and consult on resolving the "rush" over contracting the country's natural resources.
"One year of this government's tenure is left. Our question is, Would hurrying to contract our mines help us reach the goal or would this act – in this short time – increase the problems?" asked head of Natural Resources and Environment Committee Obaidullah Ramin.
Afghanistan will impose taxes on all foreign companies in Afghanistan that make a profit and have subcontractors, Ministry of Finance officials said Tuesday.
Ministry officials point to Supreme Foodservice, which stopped making tax payments to the Afghan government after paying only for two years.