Govt. Decisive To Fight Corruption

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Tuesday November 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Corruption is a phenomenon which has caused to create obstacles before the country’s development.
Therefore, all national and international organizations should be mobilized to uproot the menace. The government of Afghanistan stresses that it is decisive to fight corruption.
Recently, President Ghani said the government of Afghanistan was committed to fight corruption. Meanwhile, NATO officials in defense ministers’ summit asked the government of Afghanistan to seriously fight corruption and called reforms among other key issues which should be practiced. Likewise, the European Union officials in Kabul said, ‘They would not continue assisting Afghanistan, unless the government seriously fights administrative corruption.’
Welcoming the government’s counter-corruption strategy, the EU ambassador stressed on its practicing. Lawmakers and experts believe that all national and international entities should join hands to uproot corruption in the country. Welcoming the government steps on fighting corruption, a number of lawmakers stressed that the government’s leaders should make effort to win the people trust. A member of justice and judicial commission of Wolesi Jirga, Mohammad Abduh said, “However, the government of Afghanistan has seriously stepped up to fight corruption over the last years, but unfortunately, still, Afghanistan is among the corrupt countries of the world.” But, what is hopeful to the people of Afghanistan is that the government spares no effort to uproot the menace, he further said.
A senator, Gul Ahmad said, “All national and international organizations should cooperate with the government of Afghanistan to remove the phenomenon, because, if the government fails to fight corruption, it would lose its trust before the donor countries.” At the same time a number of experts said, to restore rule of law and justice, the government should seriously fight corruption. Mohammad Hashimi, a university lecturer and political expert said, “Establishment of justice and judicial organ, fighting corruption strategy and overseeing the process are among the steps that can follow suitable results.”  He believes that lack of implementation of law, economic downturn, capital evasion, brain drain and decreasing donor assistances are among the issues originate from corruption. The experts believe fighting corruption would not be effective unless the related organizations seriously step up in this regard and practice punishment and reward culture. Law should be equally applied on all, he added. This is while that many fighting corruption administrations have been established over the last fourteen years, but still none of them could bring any corrupt powerful individual to justice.
Suraya Raiszada
 

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