Rules flouted on my transfer, says Javed
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The anti-corruption department head in the northern zone has been transferred to the eastern zone after he developed serious differences with the Balkh governor’s house.
Governor Atta Mohammad Noor has reportedly signed and dispatched a letter asking provincial government departments to cease cooperation with the zonal anti-corruption authority.
In the letter, the office head, Shamsullah Javed, has been accused of creating problems for local officials and earning them a bad name through his non-serious and illegal activities.
The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption through a letter number 1400 has transferred and appointed Javed for a period of six months as the head of anti-corruption department in the eastern zone.
He replaces Ahmad Shah Momand, the eastern zone anti-corruption department chief.
Javed told a press conference in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh, he had received the transfer orders last night, calling it against the rules. He said he had not been consulted before his transfer.
A day earlier, Javed told Pajhwok Afghan News he had been appointed by the central government and it was up to the central government to decide his fate.
Without complaining against the governor’s house, he told the press conference his transfer meant there was no competent authority in the centre.
“Instead of supporting me in efforts to unearth corruption, the central authority has transferred me to another area in violation of the rules.”
HOOAC deputy head Abdul Razzaq Zalalai told Pajhwok Afghan News Javed had been transferred to eastern Nangarhar province as part of efforts to improve the department’s affairs.
He said what Javed told the press conference in Mazar-i-Sharif were his personal views and he had been transferred in compliance with directives from the higher authority.
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