e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
 Home 
 News 
 Articles 
 Cartoons 
 Feedback 
 Opinion  
 Contact Us  
 An Ariana Media Publication 04/19/2014
 Zakhilwal raps Lodin, wants AG to probe assets

Pajhwok
08/07/2012
By Maiwand Fida

[Printer Friendly Version]

KABUL - Finance Minister Dr. Zakhilwal on Tuesday promised dispatching a list of his assets to the attorney general for a transparent investigation into allegations of corruption against him.

The minister, who was blamed for transferring huge amounts of money abroad, accused a private TV channel and Afghanistan's High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption chief, Dr. Azizullah Lodin, of hatching conspiracies against him.

On Thursday, after the TV channel reported that Zakhilwal had stashed away more than id="mce_marker" million in overseas banks, Lodin said the minister's business matters would be probed.

He transferred the money to accounts in Canada over the past five years, the Tolo TV channel charged, despite denials of any wrongdoing by the minister, who called his earning the result of legitimate work.

At a news conference in Kabul, Zakhilwal took great pains to establish the bank transfers involved no corruption. Before being appointed as finance minister, he said he earned up to $20,000 a month, working for government entities and NGOs.

Zakhilwal said another source of his income had been contributing articles to local and international media organisations, as well as authoring books on variegated subjects.

He blamed Lodin for misusing his authority, disclosing his assets unlawfully and levelling false accusations against him. “He developed differences with me after the finance ministry rejected his demand for a pay raise.”

Promising to send a list of his assets to the attorney general, the minister refused to pass the dossier to Lodin, who has requested President Hamid Karzai for Zakhilwal’s suspension pending completion of an investigation.

Back to Top



Other Stories:


20,000 Heratis being sent to Iran for work
Pajhwok (12/27/2013)

At Kabul airport, exodus of U.S. aid goes on
The Washington Post (12/27/2013)

Haqqani Network leaders sexually abuse teenager boys
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Unemployment, Crime Rising Ahead Of Troop Pullout
Tolo (12/27/2013)

British army head warns Taliban could retake key territory in south
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Election Officials Emphasize Impartial Surveys
Tolo (12/27/2013)

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid
Reuters (12/27/2013)

Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014
NPR (12/27/2013)

Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia Are the World's Most Corrupt Countries, With China in the Middle
businessweek.com (12/04/2013)

Poetry of Betrayal: Afghan Elections and Transitional Justice
Beacon Reader (10/25/2013)

Couple beheaded in Helmand province for having love affair
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

US senator says no aid for Afghanistan unless security deal finalized
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

Would-be child bombers detained: NDS
Pajhwok (10/25/2013)

Afghanistan’s Next First Lady Could be a Christian
PJMedia.com (10/24/2013)

The Afghan dead find a list
Inter Press Service (10/24/2013)

10 runners shortlisted in 2014 presidential race
Pajhwok (10/24/2013)

Next Afghan president: A pen or bulldozer?
Asia Times (10/24/2013)

Afghan Election Frontrunners
The Wall Street Journal (10/09/2013)

Karzai Lashes Out at U.S. for Its Role in Afghanistan
The New York Time (10/08/2013)

Karzai offered my party $100m, Noor claims
Pajhwok (10/07/2013)

Gen. Dostum apologizes for his role in Afghanistan civil war
Khama Press (10/07/2013)

27 Candidates nominated for 2014 Afghan presidential election
Khaama Press (10/07/2013)

Karzai’s elder brother Qayum Karzai nominated for Afghan presidency
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Afghan mines minister Shahrani resigns to run in 2014 elections
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Dr. Zalmai Rasoul nominated for 2014 presidential elections
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Ghani formally launches quest for presidency
Pajhwok (10/06/2013)

Limited VP choices put wannabes in tight spot
Pajhwok (10/05/2013)

US embassy rejects Karzai chief of staff Karim Khoram’s remarks
Khama Press (07/18/2013)

Afghan women suffer setback as parliament lowers quota for female lawmakers
NBC News (07/18/2013)

Afghanistan, US Dispute Millions in Customs Fines
Voice of America (07/18/2013)


Back to Top