Tag Archives: Mahmoud Karzai

Documents provide fresh detail on Kabul Bank scandal

Documents obtained by The Sunday Times cast new light on how one of London’s most respected accountancy firms was hoodwinked The Sunday Times The largest private bank in Afghanistan, hailed as a success story by the West, was deliberately designed to help its politically well connected shareholders and executives plunder about £622m. Documents obtained by […]

Mahmoud Karzai: ‘We are under siege’

Gunmen wearing suicide vests shot dead a presidential advisor and an Afghan politician at a house in Kabul last night. The two gunmen stormed into the house of the former governor of Uruzgan, Jan Mohammed Khan, at 8pm on Sunday night as both men were sitting down to dinner. The attackers shot and killed the […]

Death threats over inquiry into $1bn bank scandal

Afghanistan’s finance minister has received death threats over his handling of a banking crisis that has mired Kabul’s political elite in accusations of corruption and fraud. Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal told American and European ambassadors in a meeting earlier this year that the threats on his life had forced him to move members of his […]