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Interference in court decisions not allowed: Ghani

21 Dec 2015 - 17:14
21 Dec 2015 - 17:14

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said no one was allowed to interfere in court verdicts and if any official did so would be arrested.

Addressing newly-appointed judges of appellant courts in provinces, President Ghani said the new judges were taking a huge responsibility of delivering justice to people, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

“Our society is looking for justice. If there is justice in our society, there would be little need for using force,” he said.

While insisting on the rule of law, Ghani said no one was allowed to interfere in the decisions of courts and if anyone was caught interfering in judicial affairs or misusing president’s name would be arrested.

They would provide all kind of facilities to develop the capacity of judges and their recruitment would be done on merit basis, not on the basis of nepotism, he told the gathering.

Ghani also insisted on judicial reform, saying the Attorney General Office should also start basic reforms in the entity and should be regulated with courts because the office and courts were the two faces of a coin.

Ghani said the absence of judges was not acceptable and should work in their own duty stations because justice should not be absent.

The president also thanked the Supreme Court for reshuffling and changes in the apex court and hoped for best result of the changes.

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