MEHWAR: Qayumi Criticized For Multiple Foreign Trips
A number of MPs in the Afghan parliament criticized the acting finance minister Mohammad Humayun Qayumi for “back-to-back” foreign trips and for “being busy in political activities” instead of focusing on his main duties.
A document seen by TOLOnews shows that Mr. Qayumi has had 10 foreign trips in the past two months.
The document shows that Qayumi has traveled to Fiji, the Netherlands, Brussels (two times), the United States, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Luxemburg between May 2 and July 13.
An MP from Daikundi, Raihana Azad, said that she could not meet Mr. Qayumi in his office despite repeated attempts to discuss with him the budget of Daikundi Airport’s reconstruction project.
In this episode of Mehwar, host Karim Amini discusses the topic with Nasir Temori, a researcher from Integrity Watch Afghanistan and Shamroz Khan Masjidi the Finance Ministry's spokesman.