Qatari Finance Minister arrested for questioning over corruption allegations


Ali Sharif Al-Emadi

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Qatari police have arrested the Minister of Finance, Ali Sharif Al-Emadi, for questioning regarding allegations of embezzlement, abuse of power, and public sector crimes.

A statement by the official Qatar News Agency said today, Thursday, that investigations are underway.

Al-Emadi has held the position of finance minister in the wealthy Gulf state since 2013 and is a member of the board of directors of the Qatar Investment Authority, a huge sovereign fund with a capital of $ 300 billion.

He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar National Bank QNB, The largest bank lender in the Middle East and Africa.

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