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Afghanistan to indict ex-minister

Last Updated: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 20:46

Kabul: The Afghan attorney general`s office
says it plans to indict the former Minister of Commerce and
Industry on corruption charges.

Deputy Attorney General Rahmatullah Nazari told The
Associated Press today that Amin Farhang is among 20
high-ranking government officials being investigated by his
office for alleged corruption or misuse of power.

Nazari says Farhang, who is accused of overcharging
the government nearly USD 20 million for fuel, will become the
highest ranking official so far to be referred to a special
court set up to battle rampant graft and bribery in the Afghan

The international community has harshly criticised
President Hamid Karzai for not doing enough to clean up
corrupt practices in his administration.


First Published: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 20:46

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