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Eklil Hakimi the Minister of finance met with the World Bank Country Leadership Mr. Bob Suam and economic management team at his office on 28 August to discuss the draft of the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework.

A militant coordinating the movement of fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was arrested in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

The 65th weekly meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held at the presidential palace on Saturday evening, dated 27/08/2016, presided by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Nearly 24 armed oppositions were killed and four others were wounded during air attack led by Afghan security forces in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, spokesman of Defense Ministry said.


The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received the last four MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters from the United States this week, bringing the total number of the helicopters to 27 currently in AAF inventory.

Eklil Hakimi the Minister of Finance met with Major General Richard Kaiser, the commander of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, and deputy chief of staff of Security Assistance at Headquarters Resolute Support at his office on 27 July 2016. Both sides discussed various options for fuel tax exemption, legacy taxation, and ongoing Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior fuel vendor tax issues.

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received the last four MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters from the United States this week, bringing the total number of the helicopters to 27 currently in AAF inventory.

By completion of four water supply projects, 1744 families benefitted from safe water, These projects include digging (4) wells with Installation of hand pumps ,that with the  cost of  1 million and 178 thousand Afs , were implemented through National water supply program , in the villages of Harghande, Kashkak  ,Naween and Qool ea  Sayedan of Paghman and Stafat  of Shakar dara district.

Afghan air force operations against Taliban At least 30 Taliban insurgents were killed in a series of air and ground raids in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF), on August 27, 2016, started the FY1396 budget hearing process. During the course of coming weeks, the MoF will hold budget hearing sessions with 63 budgetary units.

The international gathering of Balkhi to be held from Aug 22-24 in Afghanistan as per the suggestion and consistent efforts of Afghanistan cultural attaché in Tehran and the cooperation of ECO with the participation of acknowledged scholars and cultural professionals of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, India, Tajikistan, Pakistan and some other countries.

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) are set to initiate a joint polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan in less than two weeks.

The 48 sub projects completed in various villages of the provincial capital, Burka, Nahrin, Dushi, Dahne Ghori, Deh Salah, Tala wa Barfak and Pul-I-Hisar districts of Baghlan province will enable approximately 8,184 households to have access to better services .

Ghezal Habib Yar Safi I.R.A  Mines and Petroleum Acting and Deputy Minister Met Afghanistan's Integrity Watch officials at 6/5/1395 in Juma Mohammad " Mohammadi " conference hall.

USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, organized the “Empowering Afghan Women through Access to Markets and Financial Services” at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on July 26, 2016.  The event recognized successful Afghan women entrepreneurs, representing thousands of others from across the country, who have benefited from improved access-to-finance, business-to-business, and internship opportunities facilitated by USAID’s FAIDA program.

Afghanistan made a major step toward socio-economic prosperity on 4th of June this year when the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narindra Modi joined the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to inaugurate the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) in Chesht-e-Sharif district in the western Herat province. 

International chamber of Commerce (ICC), through a letter, informed Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan about opening its branch in Kabul.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $100 million USD for agricultural development in Afghanistan.

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