Qadir Faroukh, star of The Ministry
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Afghan version of The Office set in garbage ministry

An inept minister in charge of rubbish is the star of a satire called The Ministry, airing in Afghanistan for the first time on Thursday.

The Ministry, modelled on The Office, has been given the blessing of Ricky Gervais but the show's star says he does not think Afghan politicians will be as keen on the programme.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.

  • 04 Aug 2011