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  • March 24, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sopko Highlights Major Corruption Cases Among Commanders of Afghan Forces
    TOLOnews.com: The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, at an event in Duke University in the United States made shocking remarks on “corruption” among Afghan forces as he said the combination of corruption and poor leadership in the security forces in Afghanistan is the root cause for their “ineffectiveness”.      Full news...




  • December 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Is Mr. Hartmann serious or joking with our people?
    RAWA.org: One of the outcomes of the US and NATO invasions in other countries, is the installation of the most corrupt figures and forces in power, and promotion of the culture of corruption. In Afghanistan too, after the US and NATO invasion, corruption and bribery has run its roots throughout the puppet government, making Afghanistan one of the most corrupt governments in the world.      Full news...

  • July 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HPC Spends over 530,000 USD on Monthly Salaries: TOLOnews Report
    TOLOnews.com: A study by TOLOnews reveals that the High Peace Council (HPC) spends more than 530,000 USD per month on the salaries of its employees. The highest salary in this organization is 18,000 USD. The report also reveals a number of rifts within the HPC leadership, saying that some members of the council have not attended official meetings for a long time.      Full news...

  • July 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Finds Its Missing Health Care Facilities in Afghanistan
    The Fiscal Times: During the long, sorry history of U.S. construction projects in war-torn Afghanistan, Congress has showered tens of billions of dollars on a broad range of projects to assist the beleaguered population, upgrade health care facilities and try to rebuild the country’s devastated economy.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Stealing Chickens From Widows
    IWPR: Locals in the southern province of Khost have complained that powerful men are exploiting their connections to routinely siphon off aid intended for needy women. Many NGOs in Afghanistan focus on small-scale farming, sewing or food production schemes intended to help women who often are their families’ sole breadwinners. But corruption and a lack of oversight has meant that items to set women up in their own businesses are easily diverted.      Full news...

  • March 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Key High Peace Council Members Work For Foreigners: Spokesman
    TOLOnews.com: A spokesman for the High Peace Council on Tuesday said funding for 2,400 HPC projects has been embezzled and that key members of the council are being paid by foreign embassies. While appearing on a TOLOnews current affairs show, Tawde Khabare, Mawlavi Shahzada Shahid, spokesman for the HPC, let slip that prominent members of the HPC's secretariat were working for foreign embassies.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dubious distinction: Afghanistan 3rd most corrupt country
    PAN: In the Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015, Afghanistan has been listed the third most corrupt country in the world. Millions of dollars that should have been spent on Afghanistan’s reconstruction have been wasted or stolen, seriously undermining efforts to restore peace, the organisation said on Wednesday.      Full news...

  • January 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SHOCKER! 800 Million USD Investment In Afghanistan’s Economy Is A Total Waste
    The Daily Caller: An 800 million USD Department of Defense task force intended to promote Afghanistan business was an utter failure, a government watchdog told a congressional subcommittee Thursday. The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations – a nearly 800 million USD investment in Afghanistan – “has generally not delivered on its stated goals,” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.      Full news...

  • January 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Leaked NATO Report Breaks News of Afghanistan’s Incapable Army
    Sputnik: Despite billions of dollars of investment the Afghan army is not ready for battle against the Taliban, who have surged in the past year, according to a secret NATO report seen by German magazine Der Spiegel. “Altogether across the country, only one of 101 infantry battalions is classified as ’ready for battle’ and 38 units have ’massive problems,’” the NATO report detailed, according to Spiegel.      Full news...

  • December 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    See the real face of Fawzia Koofi and her corrupt family!
    RAWA.org: Fawzia Koofi, daughter of Abdul Rahman, is from Koofab district of Badakhshan province, north of Afghanistan. Fawzia Koofi’s real name is ‘Hoori Niqab’ and Maria Koofi’s real name is ‘Qandi Gul’. They both changed their names to ‘modern’ ones when they moved to Kabul. Fawzia’s father, a selected member of parliament by Zahir Shah, was an infamous man known for being a womanizer and having a bad tongue. He had married many women from different villages of his birthplace, and spent his life in fights, quarrels and scurrility with others.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon Bought Itself 150M USD in Unnecessary Luxury Homes in Afghanistan, Watchdog Says
    Defense One: A Defense Department task force working to develop war-torn Afghanistan spent 150 million USD, or 20 percent of its budget, on luxurious housing and private security guards rather than housing employees at military installations, a watchdog found. The revelation from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction came in a Nov. 25 letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter just weeks after the unit—disbanded in March—was found to have spent 43 million USD on a nonfunctioning gas station in that country.      Full news...

  • November 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Bank Defaulters Now Partner To Government Projects
    TOLOnews.com: The government in an unexpected move on Wednesday inaugurated the “Smart City Township” Project which will see the Kabul Bank defaulters to take part in the investment in a bid the government says to make the debtors able to pay their obligations instead of being behind the prison bars.      Full news...

  • November 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon spent 43m USD on “world’s most expensive gas station” in Afghanistan
    Reuters: The US Department of Defense spent nearly 43m USD on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, according to a congressionally mandated inspector. The Pentagon “charged the American taxpayers 43m USD for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station”, said John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) on Monday.      Full news...

  • October 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s 600 Million USD Police Force
    The Fiscal Times: The Defense Department has spent more than 470 million USD to maintain the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and is on the hook to spend millions more, even though the force itself is hindered by corruption and poor management, according to a top federal watchdog. A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), says the Pentagon will spend an additional 121 million USD through 2016 supporting an effort that lacks oversight, logistical support and controls for the payment of salaries.      Full news...

  • August 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former Olympic, sports officials embezzled millions: anti-corruption body
    1TV: Former officials with Olympic committee and Directorate of Physical Education and Sports have embezzled tens of millions of Afghanis, the country’s top anti-corruption body said Sunday. The officials embezzled the money when Zahir Aghbar was in-charge of Olympic committee while the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education was directed by Kiramuddin Karim, the High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption.      Full news...

  • August 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Millions spent by minister
    The Killid Group: Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, the former minister of borders and tribal affairs, has spent 19 million Afs (315,150 USD) from the developmental budget allocated to the Khushal Khan High School located in Padola desert on a strategic plan. An investigation. Documents and evidence collected by Killid show that the former minister, in the second quarter of the last fiscal year (March 21, 2014 to March 20, 2015) requested the budget department of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for money for a new project called strategic and research plan.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ex-ministers hang on to privileges
    The Killid Group: Amena Afzali, minister of labour and social affairs from 2009 to 2014 continues to use her government vehicle. Wasel Noor Mohmand, deputy minister of labour and social affairs, sought to justify it as a favour shown her because she does not own a car. “The ministry did not get the car back on sympathetic grounds, until she buys another car,” he said.      Full news...




  • June 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Labor Ministry Embezzlement Scheme Exposed
    TOLOnews.com: Lawmakers in Parliament on Friday panned officials at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) for allowing corruption to siphon away much needed funds from its budget, including money that was meant to support programs for disabled Afghans and pensions for retired public servants. Alongside providing care and financial support for thousands of disabled people, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is also responsible for paying the pensions of nearly 200,000 retired government servants.      Full news...

  • May 23, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Public money for private use
    The Killid Group: Code 91 is a part of the budget that the president has complete control over, and to be used in case of emergency. But money has been withdrawn against the signature of previous president Hamid Karzai in the last financial year for disbursal among Members of Parliament (MPs), senators, high-ranking government authorities, his advisers and office. Very little has gone into the pockets of the poor.      Full news...


  • April 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, former minister of economy accused  in MoD fuel contract scandal
    TOLOnews.com: Abdul Hady Arghandiwal, the former minister of economy, has been accused of corruption related to his role as a member of the Special Procurement Commission presiding over the now infamous Ministry of Defense (MoD) fuel contracting process. On Tuesday, while he did not deny that corruption existed within the commission, Arghandiwal distanced himself from any wrongdoing by calling on legal authorities to punish all those involved in bribery.      Full news...


  • April 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    100 Million USD MoD Fuel Contract Scandal Revealed
    TOLOnew.com: The oversight committee for Ministry of Defense (MoD) agreements has revealed the extent of corruption regarding fuel contracts – corruption that totals about 100 million USD. The committee said that leading companies collaborated with each other and with MoD, the Directorate of Reconstruction and Development and the Special Procurement Committee and charged Afghanistan over 100 million USD above the daily market rate.      Full news...

  • March 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Billions Blown in Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending? (MuckReads Edition)
    ProPublica: After routing the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, the U.S. government began a now 13-year effort to stabilize and develop the country. It has cost taxpayers billions — and some say, achieved little. These stories examine the waste and problems plaguing U.S. reconstruction efforts that, despite the end of combat, will continue to cost billions — even as our military presence shrinks.      Full news...



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