KABUL (Pajhwok): In a veiled reference to former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Nur, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Tuesday said he was aware about the massive corruption at the Hairatan Port.
In his 6:30am meeting, Saleh said the corruption case showed how huge amount of nation’s wealth was stolen on a monthly basis.
Saleh’s accusation against Nur, who is also executive head of the JamiatIslamiParty, in Hairatan Port comes two days after Nur in a television interview strongly criticized the Security Charter scheme of Saleh.
Nur said he respected the position held by Saleh but he was unhappy with his activities. Saleh got involved himself in minor affairs and limited himself to police stations and municipality districts, said Nur, accusing Saleh o interfering in the authorities of others.
Referring to the Security Charter scheme, Nur said he was not clear about it and has no information about this program. He alleged Saleh appointed his people — from the Green Movement Party — in provinces.
He alleged Saleh was extorting people under different pretexts. He weakened Jihadi Commanders and disarmed them.
Saleh in response to Noor’s accusations said the Security Charter was not a classified document.
Referring to Nur, he said: “We have a strong intelligence report about the alleged corruption at Hairatan Port that what amount of national wealth was extorted by certain circles. Whenever you want, we will place this case in front of you.”
He said he started daily monitoring from Monday and the corruption case helped him present to the people the debate on governance in a more visible and transparent manner.