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Ministry of Finance officials have allegedly taken a $3 million bribe to reduce Global Link's taxes, a private company, by more than $12 million, the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office Chief Abu Baker Rafiee said.
Rafiee alleges that Global Link imported 31 armored vehicles to Afghanistan and the company should have paid $12.5 million to the Afghan government, but officials have taken a $3m bribe to reduced the taxes to $1.5m.On Monday,
lawmakers urged President Hamid Karzai to introduce qualified and honest candidates for the future Interior and Defense Minister positions.
"The Afghan MPs request president Karzai to introduced honest, figures who are not related to the president or his deputies for the two positions," Kabul Member of Parliament, Shukria Barekzai said in session of the parliament today.
ISAF spokesman General Gunter Katz said that the tripartite negotiations between Afghanistan, Pakistan and ISAF are important in strengthening relations between the parties.
Speaking at a press conference with NATO's civilian spokesman Dominic Medley, Katz said that " it becomes absolutely clear that all three partners need to enhance our cooperation... together we need to fight terrorists in the border areas," Katz told reporters.