Former Afghan leader Ghani reportedly stole US 169 million by fleeing Afghanistan, 18.08.2021
Afghanistan's ambassador to Tajikistan calls the former Afghan president a "traitor" and reveals that he stole US 169 million (R 8 892 million) from the National Treasury.
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country, stole US 169 million from the National Treasury, Afghanistan's ambassador to Tajikistan Muhammad Zahir Agbar said on his Facebook account.
The Afghan ambassador called Ghani's escape a "betrayal of the state and the nation," and claimed that he "stole US 169 million from the National Treasury."
The diplomat said that he recognizes vice president Amrullah Saleh as the leader of Afghanistan, given that, according to the Constitution of the country, in case of absence, flight or death of the president, power is transferred to this official.
Agbar stated that he addressed Interpol requesting the arrest of Ashraf Ghani to hand him over to an international court.
In turn, the head of the National Central Office of Interpol in Tajikistan, Shakhrier Nazriev, told Sputnik that they did not receive such a request for the arrest of the former Afghan President.
"First, They [Afghanistan] should address a search request to the Secretary General of Interpol, after that we will study it," Nazriev explained.
Earlier, the vice president of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh, stated that, unlike Ghani, he stayed in the country and, according to the Constitution, he is the interim leader of the Afghan state. Saleh's forces took control of the Charikar District of Parwan province, defeating the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia and other countries), a Sputnik source said.
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