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Names of four Ghor officials included in ECL

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The government has put names of four senior Ghor provincial officials into the Exit Control List (ECL) after they were accused of corruption in construction projects.

The officials also included the deputy governor of western Ghor province in the list. He has been taken to the attorney’s office over allegations of corruption in construction projects, said an official on Wednesday.

During her press conference last week the provincial governor Sima Joyenda said that the deputy governor Mohammad Amin Tokhi, Director of  Finance Department Mohammad Paiman, Revenue Director Mohammad Yousaf  Daniar and the procurement head Taj Mohammad had been introduced to the office of the attorney general over embezzlement in five construction projects at police headquarters.

She furthered that the accused officials had granted contracts of the projects to companies of their choice for Afs117 million and had embezzled a large amount of money in the contract.

All the four officials have been banned from traveling abroad based on two letters received by the Pajhwok Afghan News.

The letters issued by the Ghor police headquarters stated that the accused officials were banned from traveling abroad in a bid to introduce them to the attorney general and investigate the embezzlements in the projects.

However, the revenue director Mohammad Yousaf Daniar denied his involvement in the corruption and told Pajhwok Afghan News that he was already present before the attorney. He said that he was to travel to Kabul for some work but received the letter banning his travel to other provinces and abroad.

The Ghor governor has said that her office had started an anti-corruption campaign to eradicate corruption and bring all the officials to the books who were involved in corruption in the province.

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