TOLOnews 10pm News 12 January 2021
The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the prospect of an interim government in Afghanistan as a result of the peace process, said sources close to the Afghan politicians who recently met Khalilzad.
According to the sources familiar with the process, Khalilzad in his meetings with the Afghan politicians apparently talked about three options: First, the continuation of the present government and the inclusion of the Taliban in the govt. Second, the inclusion of the government in the structure of a Taliban-led government. Third, the option to establish an interim and inclusive government.
The Afghan government has spent Afs5 billion ($64.8 million) more than the allocated budget for Code 91 funds in three fiscal years, according to information provided by the finance and budget committee of the parliament. Code 91 is an emergency budgetary unit, and its spending has been under scrutiny by critics.
At least Afs3 billion ($38.9 million) has been spent through Code 91 funds during former acting finance minister Mohammad Humayun Qayoumi’s leadership, something that has raised questions.