Mahmood Karzai travel issues due to ‘unsolved problem of Ayno Mina Town’

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The former minister of Urban Development and Land, Mahmood Karzai, said that he has been prohibited from traveling abroad due to unsolved problems that exist in Ayno Mina town in the southern province of Kandahar.

The Minister of Justice, Abdul Hakim Sharie, also said that Mahmood Karzai has not traveled due to problems existing in Ayno Mina town.

He denied that Mahmood Karzai was banned from traveling.

“It is not the policy of the Islamic Emirate to kick out anyone from the country or ban anyone from travel,” Sharie added.

Mahmood Karzai, the brother of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, also confirmed that he was not allowed to travel due to problems of the AFCO International company which worked on the Ayno Mina town in Kandahar. Mahmood Karzai said that he will stay in the country until the work on Ayno Mina town is finished.

The remaining work on Ayno Mina town has been resumed.

Mahmood Karzai said he is in a dispute over the Anyo Mina with the deputy head of the AFCO company.

“Our lands should be divided based on the license that we have. The lands of the individuals located around us should also be divided based on documents. Thus, the

Minister (of Justice) told us to stay until this issue is solved because there might be a need for your signature,” he said.

“The services and work on Ayno Mina will soon resume and the problems that the people had there will be ended,” said Abdul Hameed, deputy head of the AFCO

company.

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) welcomed the resumption of work at Ayno Mina town.

“We should provide services to the ordinary people. The service should be based on legal documents,” said Younus Mohmand, acting head of the ACCI.

Sharie, who is also head of the commission to retake the lands captured by powerful individuals, said that they collected the documents of more than 70 major towns.

According to some unconfirmed reports, Mahmood Karzai has traveled abroad.

Meanwhile, A copy of President Ashraf Ghani’s decree obtained by TOLOnews shows that the president has assigned the Attorney General’s Office to conduct an assessment, from a technical and legal perspective, into Aino Mina Township in Kandahar in the south of Afghanistan.

According to the decree, the Attorney General’s Office has been assigned to assess the township in collaboration with the National Directorate of Security, Ministry of Urban Development, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance and Afghanistan Independent Land Authority to review if the township has completed its legal and technical processes.

The decree has set a deadline of 45 days for the full review of the township.

The Aino Mina township has been built by former president Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmoud Karzai.

The township is considered as a leading example of reconstruction and development in Afghanistan.

It has been constructed on 4,000 hectares of land and is home for more than 4,000 families.—Tolonews

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