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Cabinet Approves 1398 Fiscal Year’s Draft Budget in Principle

Cabinet Approves  1398 Fiscal Year’s Draft  Budget in Principle

KABUL - The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1398, which begins on March 22.
A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said President Ashraf Ghani praised massive people’s participation in Wolesi Jirga elections and candidates’ efforts for public mobilization in taking part in the democratic process.
“Our proud nation proved with their massive participation in elections that they believe in peace and freedom and they resist against threats for democracy and law,” the statement quoted the president as saying.
He said that holding the Wolesi Jirga elections was the result of Afghan forces success and asked the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) to pave the ground for the lower house polls in Ghazni province as soon as possible.
The statement said that the finance minister later presented the draft budget for 1398 fiscal year to the cabinet meeting and the cabinet approved the budget in principle after comprehensive discussions.
The Ministry of Finance was ordered in the meeting to review the draft budget again with ministers and department heads for the final approval. (Pajhwok)