Tolo News: The outpouring of money from the US government for the Afghan war provided billions of dollars to military contractors, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The reports also showed major instances of embezzlement. According to the report, the Defense Department spent six million dollars on a project which was aimed to import nine
Washington Post: The 43-year-old Kabul native departs under a cloud, indicted in Kabul alongside two other Afghan officials on embezzlement charges – which she has denied and attempted to refute – that she says have more to do with gender and her country’s highly personalized and insular politics than any wrongdoing. Click here to read
Tolo News: A number of lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga—the lower house of Parliament–on Wednesday blamed the Afghan government for what they described as systematic corruption and the embezzlement of the national assets of the country. They said that a few government officials are behind all the corruption and embezzlement cases. Click here to read
Tolo News: The Afghan acting minister of finance on Wednesday did not deny claims by lawmakers in Parliament who alleged that $8 million worth of revenue is being embezzled at customs on a daily basis, but he did say there are reports of corruption involving governors, police commanders, employees of the Ministry of Finance as
Ariana: Afghanistan’s acting finance minister Khalid Payanda said on Thursday that 50 percent of national revenue is being embezzled due to corruption, a lack of capacity and outdated finance system. According to Payanda, reforms will be brought to the current finance system. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday said that lawmakers will no longer consult government institutions to help resolve the issues of their constituents, adding that they will address the issues with the help of the authorities which have been assigned to them in accordance with the constitution. Meanwhile MPs claimed that the president