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The office overseeing reconstruction in Afghanistan is investigating whether former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has taken millions of dollars intended for the people of the war-torn country. Ghani, in the wake of the American and NATO forces’ withdrawal and a rapid Taliban takeover, abandoned the besieged city of Kabul on Aug. 15 and has been taking refuge in the United Arab Emirates ever since. Afghan Ambassador to Tajikistan Mohammad Zahir Aghbar claimed that Ghani left with duffle bags stuffed with cash totaling $169 million, but did not provide evidence for the claim. Ghani called the accusation “baseless,” saying that he left Afghanistan with nothing but the clothes on his back. John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), said Wednesday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that his office is examining the allegations at the request of another congressional committee. “We haven’t proven that yet. We’re looking …