AGO committed to fighting corruption: Hamidi
KABUL (Pajhwok): Attorney General Farid Hamidi on Sunday said the Corruption Justice Task Force (CJTF) would be a powerful and independent institution to curb corruption in the country and wage a real fight against the menace.
He said this while addressing a gathering on the second round of reforms in the Attorney General Office (AGO), introduction of his two deputies and another 51 officers at the top prosecutor’s office.
Hamidi said the AGO would look into corruption cases and would try to eliminate the menace from the country along with discharging its other responsibilities --- crime control, implementation of justice, rule of law and investigations.
He stressed the AGO should be a clean and transparent institution in order to win people’s trust and spearhead the anti-corruption mission.
Hamidi acknowledged problems did exist and there was a long journey ahead and everyone should be committed to taking the fight against terrorism to a logical end.
He said individuals referred to the attorneys should be behaved well and the use of harsh words should be avoided against them.
He told the new officers to meet applicants respectfully and confidently so their trust could be restored in the vital government organ.
He said the AGO was an independent institution and its purpose was to investigate cases referred to it. He deplored recent incidents of violence against judges and AGO employees.
He told the militants that attacks on AGO workers was a huge crime as they strived hard to dispense justice, eliminate crimes and ensure justice in society.
He said the newly-established CJTF would launch its work and would investigate cases against top government officials within a week.
Wahiduddin Arghano, the finance and administration department head at the AGO, said they had strived to prevent anomalies in the employment process at the AGO and worked hard to appoint right person at the right position.
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