Afghan lawmakers have agreed to reimburse the government for bailing out the Kabul Bank, which nearly collapsed last year.
The lower house on Saturday passed a bill to provide up to US$825 million over the next eight years to recapitalise Afghanistan's central bank.
The bank's troubles began after reports that top bank executives issued more than $800 million worth of questionable loans to shareholders, Afghan officials and friends.
Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal says he hopes Saturday's decision will lead the International Monetary Fund to extend Afghanistan a new line of credit.
Afghanistan has been without IMF backing for more than a year, threatening to choke off billions in aid to the country.
Zakhilwal says $70 million worth of questionable loans has been recovered.