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Wolesi Jirga approves UN convention on corruption

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Zubair Babakarkhail

KABUL, Aug 15 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament approved the UN convention against administrative corruption through a majority vote on Wednesday.

The convention was approved after discussion. Secretary of the parliamentary commission on justice, administrative reforms and administrative corruption Muhammad Sarwar Jawadi told Pajhwok the approval had enabled Afghanistan to become member of the UN convention.

The convention contain information about and suggest ways and means how to put a halt to illegal practices like embezzlement, bribery and misuse of authority by local as well as foreign staffers.

Consisting of eight chapters and 71 articles, the convention presents proposals on how to address and eliminate the root causes of corruption and malpractices in the country.

The convention was presented for discussion and approval in the Wolesi Jirga on Monday. However, some members expressed reservations about any hastily approval and suggested a thorough review lest there is anything against the Constitution of the country.

A member of the Wolesi Jirga Maulvi Attaullah Ludin, while speaking on the convention, said the international community was helping Afghanistan to put a halt to administrative corruption and other ill-practices here. “The convention will prove helpful in putting an end to corruption up to some extent,” he hoped.

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Written by afghandevnews

August 16, 2007 at 2:55 am

Posted in Governance

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