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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Wolesi Jirga Endorse Budget Of 1397 Fiscal Year

The Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday’s plenary session endorsed  budget of 1397 fiscal year with majority votes.

The session was held under the chairmanship of second deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga Muhammad Nazir Ahmad Zai and it was preceded by the chairman of House Abdul Rauf Ibrahmi, while varieties of issues were discussed in today’s session.

In accordance to agenda, the budget draft of 1397 fiscal year was presented by chairman of financial and budget commission Amir Khan Yar including some members of this commission.

The session was attended by Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi while parliamentarians criticized and presented their questions as well as.

A number of legislators criticized for unbalance budget of 1397 fiscal year but a few others emphasized for endorsement of that, after comprehensive discussion and voting it was endorsed with majority votes.

It is mentionable; the total amount of the   budget of 1397 fiscal year is allocated AFs Three Hundred Seventy Seven Billion, Eleven Million, Nine Hundred Forty Three Thousand (377011943000) that sum of AFs (266133335000) Two Hundred Sixty Six Billion and One Hundred Thirty Three Million, Three Hundred Thirty Five Thousand is allocated in ordinary budget  and the sum of AFs (110878608000) One Hundred Ten Billion and Eight Hundred Seventy Eight Million and Six Hundred Eight Thousand is allocated for development budget.

In today’s session meanwhile calling of illegal for suicide attacks by Pakistani scholars was praised by parliamentarians and they urged that such assertions should be done before years, but a few MPs said that such assertions is  caused by US pressures on Pakistan.

Likewise in today’s session, people representatives urged that the world countries should be aware for truth and victim of Afghanistan and should pick up urgent steps for elimination of terrorism.

Overall in today’s session, varieties of issues were discussed including controversy about decision of joint session of National Assembly regarding to population registration law, some MPs called illegal decision of joint session in this regard, but a few others called legal and urged that the population registration law has passed all its legal procedures.

Parliamentarians meanwhile criticized for President’s speeches in CNN network regarding to serious need for remaining of foreign troops in the country, MPs emphasized that Afghans should protect unity and solidarity for struggle against all challenges in the country.

At the meantime, people representatives criticized for lack of reaching of aids to displaced families of Faryab and Jawzjan provinces, they urged that ensuring of security and solidarity among the country’s people should be kept in government’s priority.

Moreover in today’s session, MPs criticized for decrease of Afghani value against USD and disability of Da Afghanistan Bank for controlling of this condition.

The Wolesi Jirga chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi congratulated selection of Ayatollah Mohseni as a best Islamic searcher and writer by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) and even was called a great pride for all the country’s people.

 Translator: Mustafa Akrami, January 17, 2018