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Fire 119 police call centre officials, govt asked

Fire 119 police call centre officials, govt asked

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Jun 03, 2015 - 20:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The independent anti-corruption body on Wednesday asked the government to sack the 119 police call centre officials for failing to address people’s complaints.

Dargo Kos, a member of the Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), told reporters in Kabul the 119 police call centre had received 310,000 complaints, of which 60,000 were about corruption.

He added international experts had found that in 2014 the call centre received 360,000 complaints and more than 2,000 cases were about corruption.

Only 900 of the cases were investigated, but it was unclear if any judicial action ever took place, he said.

He added the police call centre was expected to help curb corruption, but it failed. “We believe the system is corrupt and there is a lack of leadership in the call centre.”

However, the Interior Ministry rejected the allegation. Brig. Gen. Humayoun Aini, the 119 police helpline director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the performance of his department was regularly evaluated by the Interior ministry’s leadership.

He added the MEC had not contacted them and the figures they presented were not real.

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