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.
BAZAR: Budget Pending and Salt Contract Discussed
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.
Host Nargis Mosavi also discusses the salt contract and jewelry market downturn with the following guests:
Shuria Paikan, a parliament member
Abdul Qadeer Mutfi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Mines
Mohammad Omar Haidari, jewelry union deputy.