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2 senior Paktika officials arrested over graft charged

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2 senior Paktika officials arrested over graft charged

Mar 06, 2016 - 18:32

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have arrested two senior government officials in southern Paktika province over corruption charges, an official said on Sunday.

Counternarcotics department head Mohammad Tahir Yaqubi and environmentinfo-icon protection department director Yahya Ghaforzai had been arrested by the National Directorate of Security officials, an NDSinfo-icon official said

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the two officials had been arrested four days apart and Ghaforzai had confessed to his involvement in corruption. 

Momin Afghan, a he resident of Sharan, the provincial capital, said he was not aware of the arrests. He said arresting low scale officials would not end corruption and big fishes if arrested would leave an impact.

The governor’s office and officials of the two departments refused to comment over the arrests.


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