Minister of Refugees under President Hamid Karzai. On May 10, 2007, the Wolesi
Jirga voted to remove Akbar with a no-confidence vote by a 136 to 54 margin in
the 249-seat body. He was heavily criticized for his lack of preparation in
assisting the thousands of Afghans forcibly expelled by the Iranian government.
The Iranians claimed these Afghans were illegal refugees.
by Abdullah Qazi / December 30, 2008