Security refused a TOLOnews reporter entry to the Finance Minister's press briefing where Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal responded to allegations of corruption.
Zakhilwal has allegedly received over $1.5m to his bank accounts in Alfalah and Standard Chartered Banks.
After the press conference, Zakhilwal sent a letter to the Attorney General Office asking for restoration of his dignity and clarification of his properties.
Zakhilwal's letter asked the Attorney General to investigate his assets and report to the president. The letter also indicates that if the Head of Afghanistan's High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption misused his position in the allegations against the Finance Minister, the investigation by the Attorney General should be open to the local and international media.
Additionally, Zakhilwal has asked the Attorney General to prosecute the banks and the individuals who revealed his bank details to the media. He also asked the attorney General to prosecute anyone who has proven to intentionally defame him
Recent bank accounts shown to TOLOnews indicate that Zakhilwal has transferred more than $1.5m to his national and international bank accounts in last 5 years.
He claims that his work as consultant to the World Bank and various research are the reason for his savings.