BAZAR: Parliament Approves National Budget
The Afghan parliament on Wednesday approved the coming fiscal year’s budget plan. It gained a majority of votes just ahead of the winter recess.
The budget totals 428 billion Afghanis, with 289 billion Afghanis allocated for the "ordinary" budget and 139 billion Afghanis for development.
The budget plan was previously rejected by the MPs who asked the Finance Ministry to bring balance and changes in the development and ordinary budget.
The Kabul-based monitoring organization, Integrity Watch Afghanistan, in a new report on the national budget, determined that sufficient funds have not been allocated for two key sectors -- education and health.
In this episode host Zarmian Mohammadi discusses the topic with Abdul Qadir Jelani, an economist.