Kabul: The Afghan intelligence agency has
arrested a man for forging the signatures of several
high-ranking Afghan officials including President Karzai, an
official said on Wednesday.
Abdul Waris, alias Ashina, was arrested in Jalalabad in
eastern Afghanistan, with forged documents including a licence
to carry gun, Lutfullah Mashal, spokesman for Afghanistan`s
National Directorate of Security (NDS), told reporters in
"The man was able to forge signatures of the president,
defence minister, interior minister, head of traffic
department, and the head of upper house of the parliament by
using a computer," he said.
"He was introducing himself as a cameraman working for
president`s office." The NDS spokesman did comment on whether
the case was linked to the Taliban-led insurgency being fought
against the Afghan government and coalition forces.
With severe corruption, poverty, growing violence and
inept governance, the forging of documents has become common
in the country.