BY DION NISSENBAUM
KABUL—The United Nations Development Program on Sunday placed its assistant Afghanistan country director and the head of its $1.4 billion Afghan police trust fund on administrative leave amid an investigation into suspected fraud, according to Western and U.N. officials in Kabul.
These decisions represent the highest-level action against U.N. staff at the center of an internal examination of possible irregularities at the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan, or Lotfa, the body that pays the salaries of Afghanistan's 150,000-member police force. The $1.4 billion project is primarily funded by the U.S., the European Union and Japan.
Mushtaq Rahim, the ...
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