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Zakhilwal names MPs involved in smuggling (Video)

Zakhilwal names MPs involved in smuggling (Video)

May 14, 2013 - 13:32

KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on Monday revealed the names of the lawmakers he had earlier accused of smuggling and making illegal demands on the government.

Speaking in the Wolesi Jirga, Zakhilwal said MP from Kandahar Hameedzai Lalai had demanded licence plates for 1,970 right-hand drive vehicles. There is a ban a number plates for such vehicles under a cabinet decision.

The minister read out the letter, in which Lalai had asked him to ignore the cabinet decision. The MP allegedly imported alcoholic beverages through Kabul airport, using his parliamentary passport.

By: Ataullah Khpulwok and Obaidullah Hussam


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