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U.S. Ambassador reacts to release of ex-Kabul Bank CEO Khalilullah Ferozi

15 Aug 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The U.S.

Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass reacted to the alleged release of the

former CEO of Kabul Bank Khalilullah Ferozi.


Bass said in a Twitter post “Disturbed by reports the #Afghan government

requested early release for Kabul Bank fraud perpetrator Khalil Firozy before

conclusion of his sentence. Countless Afghans suffered in the past decade

because international assistance funds were stolen for personal gain.”


Ambassador Bass said “This action, along with the continued failure to

execute warrants for those accused of corruption, calls into question the

government’s commitment to combating #corruption and making best use of donors’


This comes

as reports emerge earlier on Wednesday evening suggesting that government has

released Mr. Ferozi from the prison.


to reports, the security forces have transferred Mr. Ferozi to his residence after

receiving instructions from President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.


Ghani has reportedly issued the instruction for the transfer of Mr. Ferozi

after receiving recommendations from a delegation which was appointed to review

Mr. Ferozi’s case, particularly focusing on his deteriorating health condition

and the steps he has taken so far to fulfill the financial commitments he had

made pertaining the Kabul Bank collapse case.

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