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New Afghan cabinet minister on the most wanted list of Interpol

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Yaqub HaidariAgriculture, Irrigation & Livestock minister-designate Mohammad Yaqub Haidari is on the most wanted list of the International Police (Interpol) for tax evasion.

According to the information provided on Interpol website Haidari is wanted by the judicial authorities of Estonia for prosecution.

He has been accused of large-scale tax evasion and fraudulent conversion. “Haidari: Wanted by the judicial authorities of Estonia for prosecution / to serve a sentence over large-scale tax evasion, fraudulent conversion,” the Interpol website said.

According to the biography of Mr. Haidari, he has served as the head of a private company in Eastern and Northern Europe during the year 2003. He has also owned a food and diary processing company.

Haidari was among the 25 nominees for the cabinet of the Government of National Unity whose names were released last week.

The minister-designates were expected to be introduced to the Lower House of the Parliament of Afghanistan – Wolesi Jirga to receive trust votes this week.

The Afghan lawmakers had earlier warned to reject nominees who are involved in corruption.

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