A man nominated as Afghan agriculture minister is wanted by Interpol for suspected tax evasion
It was only announced a week ago, but already there is controversy over Afghanistan’s proposed new government lineup.
It has been revealed the man nominated as agriculture minister is wanted in Estonia over accusations of tax evasion.
— Khaama Press (KP) (@khaama) January 17, 2015
Mohammed Yaqub Haidari is being sought by Interpol.
The office of the Afghan President says it was unaware that Haidari had any previous legal problems and would investigate.
The minister confirms he is on the list but maintains he is innocent and the victim of a political conspiracy.
President Ashraf Ghani has the daunting task of trying to heal political wounds in Afghanistan and steer the country away from years of conflict.
Parliament is yet to approve his proposed cabinet.
Who's in the new Afghan cabinet? The
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>— AAN Afghanistan (AANafgh) January 13, 2015
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>— EUinAfghanistan (EUinAfghanistan) January 15, 2015
The Afghan unity government presents opportunities for much-needed reforms, says former interior minister Ali Jalai: http://t.co/FyBtDofbLK
— U.S. Inst. of Peace (@USIP) January 16, 2015