Afghan president Hamid Karzai has nominated Noorullah Delawari to be reappointed as the governor of the Bank of Afghanistan. The central bank on Wednesday refused to confirm the news until parliament had made a final decision.
Delawari was previously governor of the central bank from 2004 to 2007. He was arrested in March this year on charges of embezzlement while working as a senior adviser to the president.
His reappointment will fill a five-month vacancy at the top of the central bank after