Qatar’s finance minister fired over allegations of corruption

Ali Sharif al-Emadi has also been arrested for misusing public funds and powers

Doha (Latest Newspaper. May 6, 2021) Qatar’s Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi has been removed from office on corruption charges. According to details, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has removed Ali Sharif Al-Emadi, who has been the Minister of Finance for many years, from his post and has also ordered his arrest. The deposed finance minister will also be investigated for alleged corruption.

Yesterday, Qatar’s public prosecutor ordered the arrest of Finance Minister Ali Sharif al-Emadi on charges of misappropriation of public funds and abuse of power. However, he did not provide details about the investigation into allegations of corruption against the sacked finance minister.

Ali Sharif al-Emadi was instrumental in the development of the National Bank of Qatar. He was appointed Home Minister in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding performance. He served in this capacity for 8 years. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. However, prosecutors say authorities have been investigating allegations of misconduct against him as a government official.

In Qatar, arrests of high-ranking officials on corruption charges are rare, and trials are rare. It should be noted that Qatar has imposed quarantine ban on travelers from 6 countries including Pakistan since April 29. The Qatari government says that those coming from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and other countries will have to live in 10 days health isolation.

This ban has increased the cost of people going to Qatar from Pakistan. Because they have to stay in isolation in a hotel room for ten days when they go to Qatar, which can cost them a lot of money. The ban is imposed on residents of six countries. A statement from Qatar said travelers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines would have to stay in health isolation for 10 days. The new ban will take effect immediately.

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