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AACN appreciates Pajhwok reports on graft

AACN appreciates Pajhwok reports on graft

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Dec 09, 2013 - 17:30

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has received an appreciation letter from the Afghan Civil Societyinfo-icon and Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) in recognition of its investigative reports on corruption.

The graft watchdog handed over the letter to PAN at a meeting held in Kabul last night on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated December 9.

AACN member Dr Shafique Hamdam said PAN has been contributing to efforts countering corruption over the past years and has published many investigative reports on corruption.

He hailed the role of the media in fighting corruption, particularly PAN’s role, saying other news agencies should also play their part in the campaign against graft.

Former Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon member Safia Sadiqi delivered the AACN appreciation letter to Javed Hamim Kakar, a senior journalist at PAN.

PAN Director Danish Karokhel, who also attended the meeting, said their reporters were active in all provinces, struggling to unearth corruption and bring it into the knowledge of readers and the authorities concerned.

Karokhel also said PAN worked independently and jointly with other news outlets in compiling investigative reports on administrative graft, saying a recent Pajhwok report on corruption in the Martyrs and Disables Ministry prompted the Wolesi Jirga to summon the minister concerned.

He also said PAN had produced many reports on land-grab incidents in many parts of the country.

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