MEHWAR: Central Bank Defends Dismissals
The Central Bank leadership defended the recent dismissals from its leadership, saying they occurred because of a decision by the Supreme Council of the bank. The dismissals were called “unconstitutional” by critics.
Five officials of the bank, including the deputy governor, Wahid Nosher, have been removed from their posts in less than two weeks.
The acting governor of the bank, Ajmal Ahmadi, in a tweet on Monday said the first four officials were removed based on the decision of the Central Bank’s Supreme Council “in connection with seven corruption cases, three notifications, and two warnings.”
He said the case of the “former” deputy governor Wahid Nosher was sent to the Presidential Palace.
But some of the dismissed officials of the bank once again called the act a “conspiracy” against them.
In this episode host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with the following guests:
Sayed Yunus Sadat, former head of the Central Bank's finance department
Sayed Akram Afzali, head of Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Abdul Raouf Anami, MP
Siyar Quraishi, finance and banking expert