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‘AGO investigated over 42,000 cases last year’

‘AGO investigated over 42,000 cases last year’

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Apr 22, 2019 - 20:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The trial of 67 high ranking government officials in corruption cases and prevention of 22,000 acres of land from usurpation has been termed as major achievements of the Counter Narcotics Justice Centre (CNJC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last year.

Attorney General Farid Hameedi while addressing reporter alongside President Ashraf Ghani said the Attorney General Office (AGO) investigated and scrutinized over 42,000 cases last year.

He said over 21,000 cases were addressed in the civilian attorney, more than 14,000 in military attorney, nearly 2,900 in the special attorney for internal and externalinfo-icon security, close to 3,400 in the counter-narcotic and over 2,700 in the special AGO for violence against womeninfo-icon.

Without going into details, he said the CNJC tried 212 people including seven government secretaries, 16 generals and high ranking government officials.

He said special attorney offices to address violence against women had been established in all provinces and women have been leading 32 of these facilities.

He said 57 attorney generals have been introduces to districts for the first time and the process was underway.

Justice Minister Abdul Basir Anwar said they have drafted and finalized 109 legislative documents including mining law, law against torture and others.

He said the ministry managed to prevent the usurpation of over 22,000 agricultureinfo-icon and commercial land nation-wide while investigation into the 50,000 acres usurped land was underway.

He said the MoJ issued license to over 5,100 civil societyinfo-icon oganisation and six political parties while they canceled the licenses of over 1,600 civil society organisations.

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