4 senior Ghor officials banned from traveling abroad
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Four officials, including the deputy governor, of western Ghor province have been banned from traveling abroad and introduced to the attorney’s office over alleged embezzlement in construction projects, an official said on Wednesday.
Ghor Governor Sima Joyinda last week told a press conference that deputy governor Mohammad Amin Tokhi, finance department director Mohammad Paiman, revenue director Mohammad Yousuf Daniar and procurement head Taj Mohammad had been introduced to the attorney’s office over their alleged involvement in corruption in five construction projects at the police headquarters.
She said the accused officials had granted contracts of the projects to illegal companies for 117 million afghanis 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 Pajhwok Afghan News.
The letters released by the Ghor police headquarters said Mohammad Amin Tokhi, Mohammad Paiman, Mohammad Yousuf Daniar, Taj Mohammad were banned from travelling abroad pending an investigation against them.
However, revenue director Mohammad Yousuf Daniar rejected his involvement in the graft and told Pajhwok Afghan News he was ready to appear before the attorney.
“I wanted to travel to Kabul in connection with some works, but I received a letter that says I am banned from going out of Ghor,” he said.
The Ghor governor had previously said she had started the anti-corruption drive from her office and all other departments involved in corruption would be taken to task.
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