Combating corruption in Afghanistan is unsatisfactory: deputy chairman of parliamentary commission
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 3 / Trend , D.Khatinoglu /
There are many cases of violations of the law on corruption, bribery and financial issues, and steps taken to address these problems are unsatisfactory, said Molavi Gul Ahmed, deputy chairman of the parliamentary commission on justice, governance reforms and combating corruption in Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said to his first press conference after his election for a second term of presidency that the first priority during the next five-year presidential term is the fight against "bribery and corruption in state agencies."
Parliament, in particular the Commission against Corruption must supervise and control all state agencies and departments, Molavi Gul Ahmad told Trend by phone from Kabul. "In this regard, we have prepared a plan and handed it to the Karzai government. The government also submitted its initiatives and proposals to Parliament," he said.
According to Gul Ahmed, the government adopted part of proposals of the Parliament. "However, the proposals submitted to the government were not accepted completely. For example, we are trying to get the government guarantee that there will be no obstacles in filing lawsuits against high-ranking officials involved in corruption and bribery. And the government should cooperate with us in this regard, and those who are involved in corruption to be dismissed," said the deputy chairman of the parliamentary commission.
Currently there are no special courts to deal with cases on corruption and bribery in government, but there is a department considering the cases on such crimes," said Gul Ahmed.
According to him, upon the law, there must be created separate courts, which must deal with cases on corruption and bribery in the governance, but still the laws associated with it are not enforced.