Afghan President Hamid Karzai attended the inauguration of Afghanistan's first female judges association, saying that no outside power could beat Afghanistan if its justice system and security were strong.
Karzai urged the judges and the justice professionals at the opening of the Afghan Women Judges Association to follow Islamic and Afghan laws while dealing with the cases that come before them.
"It's important for the people of Afghanistan to know what kind of a government they will have after the withdrawal of foreign soldiers. If we provide them with good justice, security and governance which are vital, no outside power could beat us." Karzai said.
He also raised concerns about the weakness of justice organs demonstrated by people referring back to the old traditions and customs to solve their judicial problems.
"The reason the people of Afghanistan at the cities and villages are referring to the old traditions to solve their judicial issues is this because the government is not able to follow up their cases properly. They also fear not receiving justice in the coming years," Karzai said.
Karzai said that the decisions of the attorneys and judges will help people return to the proper judicial process, making them fear the law.
"I hope that all the justice sector which the people are concerned about consider Islamic and Afghanistan's laws to provide fear of judgment to the people of Afghanistan," he said, adding that any mistakes made by the judges and prosecutors are unforgettable.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Afghanistan's High Court Abdul Salam Azimi said at the ceremony that there were more women roles in the country's justice system.
He urged the judges to avoid any bribes or corruption in order to better serve the country and implement the laws.