The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) has been questioned about two of its employees who are facing charges of corruption and who failed to appear in court on Tuesday.
The ACJC’s primary court however found the two officials guilty and sentenced them to five years in prison. However, the order has not yet been implemented.
“Lack of implementation of court decisions is an issue which can create problems,” said Wahida Farzaee, a lawyer.
On Tuesday the ACJC held a public hearing for three government officials – two officials from the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs and a member of the Balkh Provincial Council.
“As the verdict of the primary court on Daee-ulhaq Abid and Mohamamd Asif Mohmand has not been implemented, therefore, it does not need to be proceeded by an appellate court,” said Anisa Rasuli, head of the ACJC appellate court.
The center has so far assessed more than 130 cases but it has come under fire for not tackling major cases of corruption.
The Attorney General’s Office meanwhile stressed the need for implementing decisions of the ACJC high court.
“As an executive authority, the Attorney General’s Office is responsible for implement decisions by the courts,” said Jamshed Rasuli, spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office.
The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center investigates cases that involve more than five million AFs and corruption cases which involve more than 10 million AFs.