Afghan interior ministryThe ministry of interior affairs of Afghanistan denied a report by Integrity Watch Afghanistan regarding the illegal extraction of Chromite in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

Interior ministry following a statement said the ministry has stopped all illegal activities on Afghan mines, based on the instructions of the ministry of mines and petroleum of Afghanistan.

The statement further added that illegal extraction of Chromite in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan by Afghan police has been stopped, and those involved behind the illegal extraction of Chromite are being tried for their illegal activities.

Interior ministry in its statement also added that the report of Integrity Watch Afghanistan will be carefully reviewed, and will take serious actions against those who are involved behind the illegal activities.

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), a corruption watchdog, on Sunday said that a commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces illegally run Chromite extraction operation for over a year in Khas district of Kunar province.

The transparency advocacy group (IWA) in its report further added that the ALP commander was supported by Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), by providing equipment.

IWA officials also urged TFBSO, which is a U.S. group under the Department of Defense dedicated to economic stabilization in Afghanistan, to halt plans for any similar initiatives elsewhere in the country.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.