MEHWAR: Study Finds Afghan Lapis Driving Conflict


A new investigation has revealed how Afghanistan’s multi-billion dollar lapis mines are driving corruption, conflict and extremism in the country.

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According to Global Witness the Taliban and other armed groups are earning up to $20 million USD dollars a year from Afghanistan’s lapis mines.

In this episode of Mehwar, host Muslim Shirzad discusses the topic with Naji Nazri, member of Provincial Council of Badakhshan and Ibrahim Jafari, lecturer at the University.


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