Farid HamidiThe Afghan parliament has approved Farid Hamidi as the new Attorney General during a voting process organized in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga.

He unanimously approved for the post after receiving 200 votes of confidence from the lawmakers present during today’s session.

Hamidi was introduced to the Afghan parliament by Vice President Sarwar Danish last week along with the nominees for the Ministry of Interior and member of the Supreme court.

His appointment as Attorney General comes as presidential special envoy for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud insisted on the vital role of fight against corruption during a gathering in capital Kabul last week.

In his speech during a gathering in Kabul, Massoud said over 1,500 corruption cases are lying in the Afghan Attorney General which needs immediate follow up.

Massoud warned that the international aid to Afghanistan would dry up if the government fails to acquire a political will to fight the corruption.

He suggested a comprehensive reform in the judiciary institutions of the country in a bid to curb the growing corruption in the country.


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