The former minister of Urban Development and Land, Mahmood Karzai, has been prohibited from traveling abroad due to legal issues, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said.
According to some media reports, Mahmood Karzai, who is also the brother of former President Hamid Karzai, was trying to leave for the UAE, but was arrested by the Islamic Emirate at Kabul airport and was transported to an unknown location.
Bilal Karimi, the Islamic Emirate's deputy spokesperson, confirmed that Mahmood Karzai was prohibited from leaving Afghanistan due to a legal issue but denied the arrest of Mahmood Karzai.
Mahmood Karzai was appointed as minister of Urban Development and Land by former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in June 2020 and was approved by the parliament in late December of the same year.
Mahmood Karzai was working as Minister of Urban Development and Land until the collapse for the western-backed government of Ashraf Ghani.