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Posted on : Friday, July 04, 2014      Read More
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The country is locked in an uncertain situation for too many reasons. The intensified attacks of the Taliban insurgents in Helmand, the persistent deadlock caused by post runoff election times, the non-delivery of aid by international community, reduction in export and import of goods and concerns of investors are some of the factors that have created a smokescreen of uncertainties. However, amid all the uncertainties, one thing is worth appreciation and that’s the determination of the incumbent President Hamid Karzai to transfer democratic power to the next president as he said the other day that the date of oath taking of the next president will never be changed. This clarity and determination will wash away too many things that could have potentially damaged this country and pushed it back into pre-2001 times. However, despite that, work on time-consuming projects has been suspended by the ministry of finance, which is not a good sign. The Ministry of Finance said Monday that budget deficit has pushed the ministry to suspend construction works on long term projects. The ministry has been facing a 21 billion Afghanis budget deficit. The ministry has nudged the international community to ensure timely delivery of assistance they have pledged to Kabul to implement projects according to the schedule. Besides, the value of Afghani currency has already fallen in the international market, and if the runoff results crisis catches further length and ignite more tensions, the currency will fall more and more.

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