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President suspends top sports official

President suspends top sports official

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Mar 09, 2015 - 17:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has suspended Sportsinfo-icon Department Director Karamuddin Karam after sportsmen accused him of corruption, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.

A number of sportsmen observed strikes calling for the top sports official to be removed and the issue of corruption in the sports department addressed. They warned of further protests if their demands were ignored.

The president through a decree No 880 issued late on Sunday ordered the suspension of the sports director and the constitution of a committee led by Aabdul Subhan Rauf, head of the monitoring and evaluation authority at the Presidential Palace, to investigate corruption charges against the director.

The committee has been tasked with ensuring good governance in the sports directorate and meeting demands of sportsmen and the youth, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The decree said Jan Alam Hussaini, technical and professional director at the sports directorate, will look after the sports affairs until the investigation against Karamuddin was completed.

Karamuddin had been the director for the last one year. He had previously served as head of the football federation.

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