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Logar appellant court, attorney office closure hits litigants

Logar appellant court, attorney office closure hits litigants

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Jun 13, 2016 - 13:38

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some residents of central Logar province on Monday said doors of the appellant court and attorney office remained closed for the past one week.

Earlier, a Taliban attack on the courthouse killed seven people, including the chief prosecutor, and injured 23 others. The two-hour attack ended with the killing of all three attackers.

Bismillah, a resident of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, told Pajhwok Afghan News the appellant court and attorney office had been closed. The public had thus been deprived of key services for the past one week.

“I went to the attorney officer on Sunday but the policemen guarding at the main gate did not allow me entry,” he complained, asking local officials to resume the hearing of cases so that people’s problems were resolved.

Syed Mohibullah, a resident of the Pangram village in Charkh district, has filed a case with the attorney office. “I knew the attorney office had been attacked but wasn’t aware it would stay closed for a week.”

Provincial Council Chairman Syed Qaribullah Sadat confirmed the court and attorney office remained shut since the Talibaninfo-icon attack. “We have shared the issue with higher authorities, who say the offices will stay closed as investigations into the incident are underway.”

But the governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, promised the judicial departments would resume work as soon as the investigation was completed.

nh/mud

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