Connect with us

Latest News

Kabul Bank’s fraud; the National Unity Government recovers only $30 million



(Last Updated On: February 3, 2020)

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan said that the Kabul Bank case was not prosecuted as President Ghani had promised in his first days of the presidency. The government before Ghani had retrieved ten times more than what the Ghani-Abdullah’s government has.

Kabul Bank had around 1,300 million dollar banknotes deposit. Around 9 years back, the bank went bankrupt, after its managers and shareholders withdrew nearly 900 million dollars illegally.

The ex-government, led by Hamed Karzai, could retrieve nearly 300 million dollars in cash.

President Ghani, in his early days of power, promised to end the biggest corruption case and instructed the judiciary to prosecute the case all over.

Five years have passed, and the National Unity Government could only retrieve $30 million from the KB case.

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan said that the Kabul Bank Case had been treated politically.

Mohammad Ikram Fazli, the Integrity Watch Afghanistan head said, “Unfortunately, since the beginning, the KB case has been dealt with, politically, and the main culprits of the case have never been prosecuted.”

However, the attorney general said the Kabul Bank’s case had been taken to the court on time, and that the offenders had been jailed as per the court’s verdict.

Jamshid Rasouli, the attorney general’s spokesperson said in the matter, “The case has been prosecuted once on the National Unity Government’s watch, and the judiciary has finalized the case. Offenders, who were found guilty, were sent to jail.”

The aftershocks of the Kabul Bank crisis shocked investors and economists. That is to say that the court found Khalil Firouzi and Shirkhan Farnoud guilty, but later on, Firouzi received the contract of constructing a town from the Ministry of Urban Development and Land, and on the verge of the election, Firouzi was released from the Jail.

According to critics, Firouzi’s political support helped him bypass the law. While Shirkhan Farnoud ended up dead in jail.


Reporter: Ali Asghari 

Latest News

At least five dead in Kabul mosque bombing



(Last Updated On: May 25, 2022)

Kabul Emergency Hospital report at least five people have died and 22 wounded in this evening’s explosion at a mosque.

The incident happened in PD4 at the Hazrat Zakaria mosque.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

Continue Reading

Latest News

IEA printing passports in Lithuania to resolve shortage problem



(Last Updated On: May 25, 2022)

The General Directorate of Passports of the Interior Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said Wednesday that efforts are being made to address the shortage of passport booklets in Afghanistan and that tens of thousands of passports will be available in the next few days.

The directorate said on Wednesday that three million passport booklets have been printed in Lithuania and will be delivered to Kabul within two weeks.

According to officials this is being done in cooperation with the United Nations.

Meanwhile, Shafiullah Tasal, media secretary for the General Directorate of Passports, told VOA that a Lithuanian company printed the passports and that the IEA government has paid the company.

According to Tasal discussions were currently underway regarding delivery.

The IEA has been only issuing ten-year passports for the past month to Afghans over the age of 15.

Children and teenagers under the age of 15 are issued with five-year passports.

The IEA charges more than 5,000 Afghanis for a five-year passport and 10,000 Afghanis for a ten-year passport.

For several weeks now, the distribution of passports across Afghanistan has stopped, and the IEA has only distributed them in Kabul.

However the General Directorate of Passports said once the new shipment of passports arrives, distribution will resume in all provinces.

Two days ago, the department said that a number of people had recently printed fake passport booklets in “neighboring countries” and illegally distributed them to the public in exchange for money.

According to the department, some of these “profiteers” have been detained by IEA intelligence officials and are being investigated.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Tajikistan to host regional security summit on Afghanistan



(Last Updated On: May 25, 2022)

Tajikistan is scheduled to host a regional security summit on Afghanistan on Thursday and Friday this week.

The meeting will be held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and will be attended by representatives from countries in the region.

In addition to this, another meeting was held this week between an Afghan Defense Ministry delegation and the commander of the Uzbek Border Guards.

At this meeting, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) officials reassured Uzbekistan that Afghanistan’s territory will not pose a threat to any country.

Meanwhile, Tajikistan will host this week’s meeting following successive meetings of regional countries on the situation in Afghanistan, which will be attended by national security advisers of countries in the region.

They are expected to review the security, political, economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

The meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and will be attended by India’s national security adviser and representatives from Russia, China, Iran and Central Asian countries, Indian media reported, but it is unclear whether Pakistan will send a delegation to this meeting or not.

“The border situation and the threat posed by terrorism to Central Asian countries and Afghanistan’s other neighbors will be discussed at the meeting,” India’s national security adviser was quoted as saying. “Women’s rights and the need to form an inclusive government will also be discussed,” The Times of India reported.

The Islamic Emirate, however, has repeatedly said that there is no threat from Afghanistan to neighboring countries and the region, and instead called on these countries to expand their interactions and cooperation with the new Afghan government.

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2022 Ariana News. All rights reserved!