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Tajik President Appoints Son To Head Anticorruption Agency


Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his eldest son, Rustam Emomali, to head the Central Asian nation's anticorruption agency.

Emomali, 27, was appointed on March 16 as director of the State Agency For Financial Control and Measures Against Corruption.

Emomali had been running Tajikistan's Customs Service since late 2013.

His predcessor at the anticorruption agency, Abdufattoh Ghoib, was named as the Customs Service's new chief.

Corruption is a major problem in Tajikistan and other former Soviet republics.

In other appointments, the chief of the government's Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, Asadullo Rahmon, became a presidential adviser.

Rahmon, who is not related t the president, replaced Abdujabbor Azizi, who was elected to parliament on March 1.

Deputy Culture Minister Mahmadsaid Pirov was appointed as the new chief of the government's Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

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