The Supreme Court of Afghanistan said that more than thirteen thousand cases have been heard during the past year and more than eighty thousand cases are pending.
While speaking at the press conference, the deputy of the court, Abdul Malik Haqqani, stated that the body has reached an agreement with the Chinese and Indonesian embassies to build new structures for the court.
"We are planning to build eight urban repair projects in the capitals of the provinces, twelve in the districts, and one large repair project in the Darulaman area of Kabul, with a budget of four billion afghanis,” Haqqani said.
Referring to the return of female judges to the court, the director of research and studies of the institution, Hizbullah Ibrahimi, stated that female judges in the country lack sufficient knowledge of Sharia laws and are therefore unable to render accurate judgments.
"The need for the presence of women has not been felt up until now, and there is also the issue of women's hijab, because men's and women's offices were combined, and up until this point the environment has not been set up for women in the office," Ibrahimi said.
According to a court official, the criminal and legal cases that were resolved under the previous government but were not implemented would be handled following this department's investigations.
"If the previous judgement is based on the Muhammadan Sharia, it is enforceable; otherwise, there will be a discussion over it,” said Azizullah Mazhari, an official of the court.
Based on the Supreme Court deputy's remarks, fifteen Supreme Court officials have been fired for misusing their authority, and their cases are being prosecuted.
The representatives of this government organization also stated that they have created 20 rules and guidelines for the better management of legal cases across the country.