The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) has said the lack of motivation by judicial departments, especially the Attorney General's Office (AGO), is the reason that serious corruption cases have not been investigated and that the new Anti-Corruption Judicial Center (ACJC) should accelerate the process of investigation and present its results to the people.
"Anti-Corruption Judicial Center needs to prioritize and investigate the cases and share the results with the people," said Abdul Qahar Farrukh Seyar, spokesman for the HOOAC.
The National Unity Government (NUG) will promise the international community at the Brussels Summit that it will eradicate corruption in Afghan government offices, but NUG leaders have been blasted for not fighting corruption – particularly serious cases of corruption.
"The NUG has not started a real fight against corruption and it totally failed in prosecuting corrupt people. I hope that ACJC activities are not going to be just symbolic," said Ikram Afzali, Executive Director for Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA).
The case of the ministry of urban development, of the ministry of defense, Kabul Bank case and Smart City are four major corruption cases that have still not been probed properly. In addition to this, ghost soldiers and ghost schools are also corruption cases that have not been investigated by the judicial institutions.
The NUG leaders created the specialized Anti-Corruption Justice Center to say to the international community at next month's Brussels Summit that they are tackling the problem.
"Government has concentrated on fighting corruption in government departments. In general, Afghan government is committed to eradicating corruption," said Jawed Faisal, spokesman for the CEO.