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resident Ghani chairs cabinet session

Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet session was held Monday afternoon at presidential palace.
Based on the session’s agenda, minister of justice delivered the session the draft law for gasoline, gas and hydrocarbons, saying that the draft has been prepared in nine chapters and 87 articles for management and control of reservoirs and organizing relevant affairs to gasoline and gas, protection reservoirs and better making use of it, providing investment facility to private sector in gasoline and gas industry and absorption of investment in this regard. The cabinet approved the draft law.
Afterwards, the justice minister delivered the session draft law for releasing and registration of government officials’ properties, saying that the respective draft has been finalized in three chapters and 16 articles after reviewing in institute of legislation affairs and scientific researches of the ministry.
Minister of justice added that the draft aimed at creating a system for releasing, registration and assessment of government’s officials and employees’ properties, providing pavement to identify exploitation of duty authorization and illegally increasing properties of high-ranking government officials and employees and prevention from public embezzlement.
The cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan approved the respective draft in principle and tasked ministries of justice and finance led by second vice president to accurate and finalize the draft in accordance to visions delivered in the session.
Afterwards, draft modification in a number of articles of law on Supreme Audit Office was delivered to the session by minister of justice, adding that the modification draft has been finalized in a session with participation of relevant institutions in institute of legislation affairs and scientific researches of the ministry.
After overall discussion, the cabinet approved the modification draft and tasked ministers of finance and justice led by second vice president to accurate and finalize the Supreme Audit Office law as well as change the name of the authority.
The Kabul Times

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