All Balkh departments rife with corruption: Mohammadi
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The appellant court chief in northern Balkh province on Tuesday claimed all provincial government departments were rife with corruption.
Mohammad Najim Mohammadi said this while addressing a two-day seminar arranged by the northern region judiciary organs in Mazar-i-Sharif City, the capital of Balkh.
On the sidelines of the seminar, Mohammadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the aim of the gathering was to improve coordination among judiciary organs, fight corruption in the organs and observe women’s rights.
Provincial council head, Dr. Mohammad Afzal Hadid, who participated in the seminar, hailed the gathering and the fight against corruption in Balkh.
He confirmed some positive changes in the judiciary but said mafia groups were still trying to get employed their blue-eyed persons in the organs who could pave the ground for corruption.
Hadid said some people also complained about moral corruption in judiciary organs.
About corruption in the northern region, he said, some figures in the north took advantage of insecurity to serve their personal interests.
However, the appellant court head, Mohammad Najim Mohammadi, said corruption was not confined to judiciary organs only.
“Not only judiciary organs, but all government departments in Balkh are rife with corruption,” he said.
He said 98 percent changes had been applied to judiciary organs as result of his efforts during the past 10 months in Balkh. Most officials of the organs had been replaced that resulted in positive changes in the administration, Mohammadi said.
“The level of corruption is now zero in judiciary organs compared to it had been 10 months ago,” he said.
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