Sat, Oct

Govt Pledges Judicial Reforms Amid Corruption Outcry



President Ashraf Ghani's second VP Sarwar Danish has said that government is considering inclusive reforms in Afghanistan's legal and judicial institutions aimed at serving justice, fighting corruption, boosting good governance and further strengthening rule of law in the country.

He said that a high council on reforms, good governance and corruption will soon be established - with the president as head of the council.On Monday, Danish appeared before the Afghan Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) to introduce government nominees for the position of minister of interior, head of the Attorney General's Office (AGO) and a member of the Supreme Court.The government is considering to implement fundamental reforms in the country's legal and judicial institutions, Danish told the lawmakers.Taj Mohammad Jahed, nominee for the post of minister of interior; Farid Hamidi, nominee for the post of attorney general of Afghanistan; and Mohammad Zaman Sangari nominee for the membership of the Supreme Court, were introduced by Danish to MPs for a vote of confidence."A national plan for judicial reforms has been prepared and is at the approval stage to implement inclusive reforms in courts, AGO, police structures and other relevant institutions," he said.Danish also discussed some other issues facing the country and said that Afghanistan was passing through an important exam."The enemies of this country, by pursuing their deceptive insight, try to misguide and create doubts among our people in their attempt to hinder them from the path of development and prosperity, but they will take such a dream to their grave," Danish said.Meanwhile, parliament speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi called on the president to refer the candidates for the post of the ministry of defense and head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS)."Security threats take victims from us on a daily basis, the president must ensure that the candidates for the position of minister of defense and head of NDS is referred to the house as soon as possible," he said.