Arrest Warrant Over Afghan Bank Fraud Case


Kabul Bank billboard advertizing a scheme where new savers supposedly had a chance to win big. (Photo: Kabul Bank)

Afghan officials have issued an arrest warrant for the former governor of the central bank, Abdul Qadeer Fitrat. He is being investigated in connection with massive fraud at the privately owned Kabul Bank and the printing of unauthorized amounts of currency. Earlier, it emerged Fitrat had fled Afghanistan for the US — he said his life was in danger for exposing fraud. He said the Afghan government had hindered his attempts to investigate corruption. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Financial Times reporter Matthew Green about the case.

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