Afghan parliament on Monday approved the 1400 fiscal year budget by the majority of votes after weeks of tensions.

The draft budget which began on December 21, 2020, was rejected twice, and on Sunday lawmakers almost agreed on 19 disputed points and they still got to agree on the budget for High Council for National Reconciliation as well as on reducing the number of developing projects.

There were disagreements on a 15 million Afs allocation for Afghanistan Oil and Gas Regulatory authority, this issue was solved in the third draft, and the estimated budget for the year 1400 is nearly $6 billion about 473 billion Afs.

About $4 billion is allocated for the regular budget and the rest is for the development budgets.

In the approved draft 105 million Afs that make $1.3 million was shifted to the regular budget from the development budget.

The regular budget’s allocations are twice larger than the development budget, and that 46 percent of the estimated amount is provided by internal sources.


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