Afghanistan's central banker invited home

AFGHANISTAN - Afghanistan's former central banker has been asked by the leader of the Northern Alliance to return to run the country's monetary policy.

The 38 year-old Abdul Qadeer Fitrat left Afghanistan in 1996 to attend the World Bank's annual meeting, but while travelling through New Delhi, Kabul was overrun by the Taleban.

Mr Fitrat was granted asylum in the US and has since been working as an insurance and carpet salesman in Washington.

If he accepts Burhanuddin Rabbani's offer, he will