Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Pay raise for govt officials to help fight graft: Ludin

Pay raise for govt officials to help fight graft: Ludin

Feb 19, 2011 - 18:20

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The newly-appointed head of General and Independent Administration of Anti-Corruption and Bribery on Saturday said he would try to increase salaries of government servants to discourage administrative corruption.

Azizullah Ludin, former head of Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon), was recently appointed as General and Independent Administration of Anti-Corruption and Bribery chief by President Hamid Karzai.

Ludin told a press conference in Kabul that increase in salaries of government officials would help resolve their economic problems. He said that the commission would work in coordination with the Ministry of Finance to eliminate corruption at government departments.

Ordinary government staffers received about 6,000 afghanis ($132) per month, he said, adding such meager salary could not meet their demands and there should be an increase. Ludin said his administration would be in direct contact with government staffs.

The current IEC head, Fazal Ahmad Manawi, who also attended the press conference, insisted on fighting corruption at government departments.

Ludin was removed as IEC chief after the 2009 presidential and provincial council elections in the wake of fraud allegations by some MPs and President Hamid Karzai's main political rival, Abdullah Abdullah.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update