“I’m under extreme pressure,” he said with a wan smile.
Dowrani’s ability to complete his task — and to operate independently of political interference — has emerged as a key test of President Hamid Karzai’s commitment to fighting corruption in Afghanistan. Nearly two years after the central bank took over Kabul Bank, none of the people involved in its near-
collapse has been prosecuted, though the bank’s chairman was among 21 people indicted last month.
At this weekend’s donor conference in Tokyo, nations weighing how much money to commit to Afghanistan are looking to the handling of the Kabul