OIC urged to help combat graft in Afghanistan
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 jihad 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 Shariah.
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