Karzai keeps minister considered corrupt by US (AP)

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 31-12-2010-05-2008

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2009 file photo, Afghanistan's Energy Minister Ismail Khan speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. officials pressured Afghan President Hamid Karzai to remove a former warlord from the helm of Afghanistan's energy and water ministry a year ago because of his corruption and ineffectiveness, threatening that aid might end unless he went. But the Afghan president rebuffed America, according to secret diplomatic records, leaving the minister — privately termed 'the worst' by U.S. officials — still atop an agency that controls  billion in U.S. and allied projects. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)AP – U.S. officials pressured Afghan President Hamid Karzai to remove a former warlord from atop the energy and water ministry a year ago because they considered him corrupt and ineffective, and threatened to end aid unless he went.

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