Afghanistan’s anti-corruption watchdog said Saturday it is reluctant to send corruption cases to the country’s Attorney General because of the inaction of the prosecutor to date.
The chief of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption Azizullah Lodin told TOLOnews he has been disheartened over the past experiences of sending cases to the Attorney General relating to high-ranking officials where were never acted upon.
“As in the past, if we raise our voice, we will not see any good outcome,” Lodin said, warning that the problem of systemic government corruption will not be resolved until the officials with evidence against them are put on trial.
He went on that Afghanistan is known as one of the most corrupt countries in the world which, if not addressed, will ultimately destroy the government.
“The law is not being applied to high-ranking officials, so this will create a gap between the people and government and the result is destruction,” he said in the interview Saturday.
Lodin lamented that despite the presidential decree to fight corruption as a government priority, there has been no clarity as to what plan this fight will take and how the government will deal with documents showing corruption among officials.