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OIC urged to help combat graft in Afghanistan

OIC urged to help combat graft in Afghanistan

Aug 14, 2012 - 14:56

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday expressed its concern at the slackening role of the Organisation of the Islamic Conferenceinfo-icon (OIC) in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

As a result, problems had multiplied in the war-torn country and in the region at large, the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) said, as OIC leaders prepared to meet in Saudi Arabia.

During the decade of jihadinfo-icon against the former Soviet Union, the grouping extended all-out support to Afghanistan, the AACN recalled. “But, unfortunately, the OIC job in the country has been less visible over the past several years.”

While appreciating the grouping’s recommendations for a peaceful end to the war in the country, the AACN identified widespread corruption as a key reason for insecurity, injustice, drug-trafficking and a widening gap between the people and the government.

“It is clear that the Afghan government alone can’t deal with this crisis, a chronic cancer that has affected every aspect of life,” a statement from the watchdog said.

It urged participants of the OIC summit to include the issue of corruption in their discussions and find a solution to the problem based on the Shariahinfo-icon.



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