Haji Abdul Kabir
|Name||Haji Abdul Kabir|
|Date of birth|
|Function/Grade||Westland General Trading President Owner|
|History and Biodata||
Westland General Trading President Owner:
The contract for the Nuraba and Semti gold mines has been awarded on the basis of favoritism and in a non-transparent manner. The contractor has failed to pay taxes and adopt measures for protecting the environment, experts allege. The gold mines are located in the Chahab district of northern Takhar province. The contracts were issued to the West Land General Trading Company (WLGTC) based on a 2008 mining draft law passed by the Council of Ministers . (20140828) Javed Noorani , a mining expert, claimed the Nuraba and Semti mining contract inked between former minister Wahidullah Shahrani and WLGTC Chief Executive Abdul Kabir Bedil was largely based on their personal friendship. Ibrahim Jafari , a university lecturer and geologist, said: "Poor information about the background of this contract is a major problem because a mining contract is given as per law involving specific dates and numbers." The volume of its investment, social services and other necessary information should be mentioned in the contract, he reasoned. He claimed contents of the documents had been changed. For example, the investment for exploration was put at 50 million afghanis first but the figure was later changed to 35 million afghanis when the contract was renewed. In addition, rules and regulations for mine exploration and environmental protection in the contract do not match.