BAZAR: Fiscal Year’s Budget Discussed
The Finance Minister, Eklil Hakimi, briefing lawmakers on the next fiscal year’s draft budget, said the reason they reduced the development budget was due to the lack of capacity at institutions and a 25 percent drawdown in the international community’s assistance to Afghanistan.
It was the second time that the minister had been summoned to the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, to discuss the draft budget - even though the new fiscal year had already started.
Some legislators called on the government to investigate problems in the national budget and to investigate ghost projects in previous fiscal budgets.
In this episode of Bazar host, Nargis Mosavi discusses the topic with Ajmal Abdulrahimzai, spokesman for Ministry of Finance.