Acting minister banned from leaving country

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Mohammad Jawad Peikar, acting Minister of Urban Development and Land (MUDL), has been banned from leaving the country.

President Ghani ordered the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate accusations of “illegal recruitment,” made against Peikar, and to look into properties of Peikar’s bought in Turkey.

Ghani ordered the AGO to ban the acting minister from leaving the country until the end of the investigations.

JamshidRasouli, a spokesman for the AGO, has not commented on the case of the acting minister.(TOLOnews)