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Corruption: Kunduz appellant court seeks public help

25 Dec 2016 - 12:12
25 Dec 2016 - 12:12

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The appellant court head in northern Kunduz province on Sunday said corruption in provincial judicial organs has lent a dullness to the process of deciding cases, asking people to cooperate the court in fighting the menace.

Mohammad Arif Mubashir, who recently took over as the appellant court chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that corruption had reached the peak at the attorney’s office in recent past and as a result, cases remained unaddressed.

“We ask people to support the court in eliminating corruption. Our doors are open to everyone and fighting corruption is our priority,” he said. He promised to follow cases and decisively work for eradication of corruption.

Residents of Kunduz province also complained about corruption in judiciary organs.

Aziz Gul, a resident, said, “Your problem could not be addressed in government offices if you have no money, people also complain against the appellant court, its new leader should pay attention to the problem.”

Rauf, another resident, also expressed concern over increasing corruption in government offices and said the government was unsuccessful in eliminating the phenomenon.

He requested government organs not to make promises only but translate commitments into action.

A provincial council member, Rabbani Rabbani, confirmed corruption in government organs, particularly in judiciary institutions. He said decisive steps were needed to eradicate corruption.

He said the provincial council would not cease cooperation with the attorney office in eliminating graft.

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