Minister of Finance hears senators’ comments and suggestion on FY-1398 National Budget Draft

Nov 21, 2018: H.E. Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. the President, participated in Meshrano Jirga General Meeting to hear senators’ comments and suggestions on FY-1398 National Budget.

The honorable senators sat forth their comments and questions considering the sufficiency and effectiveness of FY-1398 National Budget. Acting Minister of Finance answered their questions.

In the meeting, Acting Minister of Finance assured them that their comments would be taken into account in FY-1398 National Budget in the lights of law and available resources. He asked them to confirm the national budget for timely implementation of development budget and government working process as soon as possible to be submitted to representatives of people in Wolesi Jirga.

The FY-1398 National Budget was presented to Meshrano Jirga dated Nov 11, 2018. The total amount of the national budget for FY-1398 is 399 billion AFs, 275 billion AFs of which is the ordinary budget and 124billion AFs is the development budget.