The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that consultative peace Jirga (tribal council) will cost the government an estimated 369 million Afghanis which would be funded by presidential palace.

In the meantime, deputy commission chief for consultative peace Jirga Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel has said that all preparations are in place to convene the Jirga.

Amarkhel further added that Jirga has been scheduled for 29th of April in which at least two thousand would participate.

According to Amarkhel, the government leaders do not have membership in upcoming peace Jirga and would participate as guests.

He also added that Jirga would comprise of 23 sections to represent political parties, civil society, tribal elders, and members of the national council.

In the meantime, a number of political elders and residents of the country have urged the government leaders to consider transparency in expenditure of the budget of Jirga and respect its outcome regarding reconciliation process.