President's advisor stresses implementation of directive
30 July, 2012
KABUL: The legal adviser to Hamid Karzai, Nasrullah Stanikzai has said every organ of the country was responsible to implement the recent order of President Hamid Karzai.
Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the legal adviser of Hamid Karzai and chairman of judicial board, Nasrullah Stanikzai said anyone who did not implement the order would be dealt sternly.
He said the order was implementable in the ministries and other government organisations within the set time, and that no excuse or negligence would be accepted in this regard.
"If any official, ministry or organisation did not implement the order, they would be dealt with according to the constitution of the country. The guarantee of implementing the order is the present constitution of Afghanistan. The law would strictly be implemented in this regard," he maintained.
The directive of President Hamid Karzai, which has 164 articles, was recently issued to bring reforms in the efforts against corruption and official system of the country besides ensuring good governance.
The directive was termed compulsory on every organ of the country.
Various ministries and organisations have been directed to bring reforms in its structures within a set time ranging from one to six months.
Stanikzai said the anti-corruption authority, Attorney General's office, National Directorate of Security (NDS), judicial committee of the president's office, cabinet, secretariat, department of affairs and the national shura particularly the Wolesi Jirga would observe the implementation of the directive.
Meanwhile, a political analyst Wadeer Safee, a professor at the Kabul University, told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) the government was unable to influence some corrupt elements and powerful figures within the government.
"The powerful figures are the real pillars of the government who don't implement laws upon themselves. Poor people cannot break the law. The powerful people make properties, grab lands and own private firms on the basis corruption," he alleged.
In the presidential order, the Supreme Court of the country has been directed to complete processing the cases of serial killings in six months besides dealing the cases of corruption and land grabbing seriously, a process which the analysts believe is almost impossible.