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Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Rejects Corruption Allegations

This comes two weeks after TOLOnews revealed that over the past five years, more than 50 million Afs has been spent on rent for a house and office for Ibrahimi.

Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi has rejected allegations of corruption, saying he has never done anything that could tarnish the image of parliament. 

“There is the possibility that the first speaker of the Wolesi Jirga was speaking due to some misunderstanding, perhaps he did not know it correctly, but we explained it to the great people of Afghanistan and members of the Wolesi Jirga,” said Ibrahimi. 

The first secretary of parliament Khudai Nazar Nusrat also rejected allegations of corruption against him. 

I never resorted to illegal appointments in parliament, said Nusrat. 

But, the first deputy speaker of parliament Humayoun Humayoun struck back over the remarks and said that corruption is at its peak in parliament. He called on the Attorney General’s Office (AG) to take action against the problem.  

“If the total budget is a hundred million Afs for a year, it is very clear that up to 50 percent of it was embezzled,” said Nusrat.

“I request the attorney general to tackle the issue seriously and avoid politicizing the issue, also whenever a top government official is accused of corruption, he must be brought to court,” said Humayoun.

This comes two weeks after TOLOnews revealed that over the past five years, more than 50 million Afs has been spent on rent for a house and office for Ibrahimi. 

The report also exposed extensive purchases and secret contracts made by parliament. 

Similar accusations were leveled against Ibrahimi by lawmakers in the past. At the time, critics asked the Afghan legal and judicial institutions to probe the allegations. However the AGO later said that it had tasked the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) to investigate the allegations.

Afghanistan

Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Rejects Corruption Allegations

This comes two weeks after TOLOnews revealed that over the past five years, more than 50 million Afs has been spent on rent for a house and office for Ibrahimi.

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Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi has rejected allegations of corruption, saying he has never done anything that could tarnish the image of parliament. 

“There is the possibility that the first speaker of the Wolesi Jirga was speaking due to some misunderstanding, perhaps he did not know it correctly, but we explained it to the great people of Afghanistan and members of the Wolesi Jirga,” said Ibrahimi. 

The first secretary of parliament Khudai Nazar Nusrat also rejected allegations of corruption against him. 

I never resorted to illegal appointments in parliament, said Nusrat. 

But, the first deputy speaker of parliament Humayoun Humayoun struck back over the remarks and said that corruption is at its peak in parliament. He called on the Attorney General’s Office (AG) to take action against the problem.  

“If the total budget is a hundred million Afs for a year, it is very clear that up to 50 percent of it was embezzled,” said Nusrat.

“I request the attorney general to tackle the issue seriously and avoid politicizing the issue, also whenever a top government official is accused of corruption, he must be brought to court,” said Humayoun.

This comes two weeks after TOLOnews revealed that over the past five years, more than 50 million Afs has been spent on rent for a house and office for Ibrahimi. 

The report also exposed extensive purchases and secret contracts made by parliament. 

Similar accusations were leveled against Ibrahimi by lawmakers in the past. At the time, critics asked the Afghan legal and judicial institutions to probe the allegations. However the AGO later said that it had tasked the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) to investigate the allegations.

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