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TOLOnews 10pm News 11 January 2021

Sources from the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan said that agreeing on the agenda for the negotiations will take time and that neither side has shown flexibility over the last three days.

The sources said that the republic's negotiating team is insisting on ceasefire as a priority in their formal talks, but the Taliban holds that a discussion about a ceasefire must come only after an agreement on a future government. 

The speaker and some members of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Monday blamed President Ashraf Ghani for his lack of awareness on the Constitution’s definition of the authorities of MPs, claiming that the president is "deceiving the people" by excluding projects from this year’s budget plan.

The budget and finance committee of the House said the government takes over Afs36 billion from the International Monetary Fund but details of how the money will be spent are unclear. Also, millions have been allocated from the national budget for the purchase of armored vehicles, which has given rise to debate.

News Hour

TOLOnews 10pm News 11 January 2021

Sources from the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan said that agreeing on the agenda for the negotiations will take time and that neither side has shown flexibility over the last three days.

The sources said that the republic's negotiating team is insisting on ceasefire as a priority in their formal talks, but the Taliban holds that a discussion about a ceasefire must come only after an agreement on a future government. 

The speaker and some members of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Monday blamed President Ashraf Ghani for his lack of awareness on the Constitution’s definition of the authorities of MPs, claiming that the president is "deceiving the people" by excluding projects from this year’s budget plan.

The budget and finance committee of the House said the government takes over Afs36 billion from the International Monetary Fund but details of how the money will be spent are unclear. Also, millions have been allocated from the national budget for the purchase of armored vehicles, which has given rise to debate.

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