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Corruption should be eliminated in judiciary system: CEO

Corruption should be eliminated in judiciary system: CEO

Nov 12, 2017 - 14:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A two-day meeting of prosecutors was organized in the capital city of Kabul on Saturday to discuss the lack of a proper judicial mechanism in several districts, the influence of powerful figures on the system and the problem of corruption in the judiciary.

The conference was attended by prosecutors from all 34 provinces of the country.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, while addressing the meeting said a large number of people in many districts still lack proper judicial services.

“It is the right of people to have access to justice and get benefit of all facilities available in the system, particularly services explained in the constitution,” he said.

Signs of corruption can be also seen in some parts of the judiciary. Corruption should be totally eliminated and no one should have the ability to escape the law, the CEO said.

“If the criminal or those who hasplan to commit a crime are in fear then we are successful, but if a criminal do not feel fear and can escape the law then we are fail (sic),” Abdullah said.

He added that the government should provide timely services to the public and the people should not be obligated to go to the Talibaninfo-icon courts. The influence of powerful figures on the judiciary is also a huge problem.

Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hamidi said that the people in remote areas of the country also needed services similar to the people in urban areas.

“We confess that we have no prosecutors in many districts due to various reasons,” he said without going into details.

“The message of this conference is to find a way so we can send our prosecutors to all districts of the country and make our services available in remote areas,” he said.

Hamidi also asked the participants of the conference to share their problems, views and suggestions so that the Attorney General’sOffice (AGO) can prepare resources to improve judiciary services in the districts.

He also attributed the lack of proper implementation of justicein remote areasover the past several decades as the reason for the increasing anti-government movements.

He added that the security agenciesalong with all other government sections should be actively involvedfor better coordinationand protection of prosecutors in districts.

Only the police and the Afghan National Army (ANA) cannot win over people’s hearts in the remote areas until the law is fully enforced, he said.


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