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Afghanistan announces national budget for current fiscal year



Afghanistan on Saturday announced a 231.4-billion-afghani (2.6
billion U.S. dollar) national budget for the 1401 fiscal year on
the Persian calendar beginning March 21, 2022, Trend reports citing
Xinhua.

Of the total sum, 203.5 billion afghanis will be allocated for
the ordinary budget, and 27.9 billion afghanis for the development
budget, Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Afghan caretaker
government Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi told reporters.

The budget was announced following the final review of the
cabinet and approval of the Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah
Haibatullah Akhundzada, according to Hanafi.

“This year’s budget, whether in the field of education,
government staff salaries, defense, or any other parts, will be
funded by national revenue sources without any foreign
contributions,” he said.

He noted that although there is a shortfall of 44 billion
afghanis, the government will reach its goals with effective
financial planning. (1 U.S. dollar equals 88 afghanis)



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