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Former AG spurns attorneys’ exam as indiscreet move

Former AG spurns attorneys’ exam as indiscreet move

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Mar 15, 2015 - 17:55

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Former attorney-general Abdul Jabbar Sabit on Sunday said giving a test to attorneys was beyond the authority of the president’s legal advisor.

President Ashraf Ghani’s legal advisor, Abdul Ali Muhammadi, has asked hundreds of Attorney General Office’s staff to sit for a test to ascertain their abilities.

Addressing journalists in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Sabit announced his support for the attorneys, calling the decision illegal and indiscreet.

“The president’s advisor summoned more than 300 attorneys for the test to the palace. He doesn’t have this authority. There are a lot of people without degrees but have worked for more than one or two decades,” he added.

According to Sabit, firing those attorneys is illegal because they were neither without experience nor at the age of retirement.

However, he suggested their performance should be evaluated. “He (Muhammadi) is an advisor. He should just advise the president.”

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