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Man nominated as Afghan minister is on Interpol wanted list

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Man nominated as Afghan minister is on Interpol wanted list

<p>It was only announced a week ago, but already there is controversy over Afghanistan’s proposed new government lineup.</p> <p>It has been revealed the man nominated as agriculture minister is wanted in Estonia over accusations of tax evasion.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Afghan cabinet minister on the most wanted list of Interpol <a href="https://t.co/9QqpJSabTk">https://t.co/9QqpJSabTk</a> <a href="http://t.co/d4R5aLaXYt">pic.twitter.com/d4R5aLaXYt</a></p>— Khaama Press (KP) (@khaama) <a href="https://twitter.com/khaama/status/556496380307730432">January 17, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Mohammed Yaqub Haidari is being sought by Interpol.</p> <p>The office of the Afghan President says it was unaware that Haidari had any previous legal problems and would investigate.</p> <p>The minister confirms he is on the list but maintains he is innocent and the victim of a political conspiracy. </p> <p>President Ashraf Ghani has the daunting task of trying to heal political wounds in Afghanistan and steer the country away from years of conflict.</p> <p>Parliament is yet to approve his proposed cabinet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who's in the new Afghan cabinet? The <a href="https://twitter.com/AANafgh"><code>AANafgh</a> team with first minister bios and an analysis of what we see <a href="http://t.co/ignfWKrpnW">http://t.co/ignfWKrpnW</a></p>&mdash; AAN Afghanistan (</code>AANafgh) <a href="https://twitter.com/AANafgh/status/555114706533613568">January 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EU?src=hash">#EU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AmbMellbin"><code>AmbMellbin</a>: I expect every new minister in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AfghanCabinet?src=hash">#AfghanCabinet</a> to provide Afghan women with equal opportunities. <a href="http://t.co/1xsTDbYqoA">pic.twitter.com/1xsTDbYqoA</a></p>&mdash; EUinAfghanistan (</code>EUinAfghanistan) <a href="https://twitter.com/EUinAfghanistan/status/555693434221371392">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Afghan unity government presents opportunities for much-needed reforms, says former interior minister Ali Jalai: <a href="http://t.co/FyBtDofbLK">http://t.co/FyBtDofbLK</a></p>— U.S. Inst. of Peace (@USIP) <a href="https://twitter.com/USIP/status/556103300173398016">January 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>