MPs claim bribes taken at AGO’s HR Dept
The lower house summoned Noorul Habib Jalal, the acting AG, to brief MPs about pending reforms, hiring policy and other related issues. Javed Nazar, the HR department director, was also present.
Ahmad Shah Ramazan, a lawmaker from Balkh province, accused Nazar of receiving $20,000 to $50,000 in bribe against hiring someone at his department.
“I have seen Nazar taking illegal money from high school graduates to give them jobs.” He claimed he had evidence in support of his assertion.
Another lawmaker Gulali Noor Safi said a young man despite well-qualified and approved by the former AG was denied job until he paid $4,000 to the HR director.
The HR department director did not speak, but Noorul Habib Jalal said the allegations had falsely been raised against the under-resourced HR department.
“During the past three months, 13 employees, including six prosecutors, have been sacked over corruption charges,” he said, adding that efforts were underway to expose and fire other corrupt.
The acting AG said new employees had taken a test exam in compliance with orders from the president before their hiring.
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