Nangarhar jail, customs chiefs being referred to attorneys – Pajhwok Afghan Information

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Nangarhar prison, customs chiefs being referred to attorneys – Pajhwok Afghan News

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Central Audit Commission members said Monday the directors of Eastern Nangarhar Province Central Prison and Torkham Customs House, along with 24 other officials, have been referred to the law firm on transplant charges.

Shahpoor Khan Hasanzaoi, head of a delegation from the Central Audit Commission investigating corruption in nine institutions, announced this in Jalalabad.

A member of the team and lawmaker, Mohammad Ibrahim Ghashtali, said her investigation into corruption at Nangarhar Prison and Torkham Customs has been concluded.

“The high tonnage provided by the Treasury and bought for millions of Afghans has not been installed despite the lack of legal problems. Many imports are not taxed and 70 percent of the equipment in the port’s warehouse has been destroyed,” he said.

He added that scanning machines brought in for the port were also not installed to continue the corruption.

Ghashtali, on the other hand, said a number of inmates in Nangarhar Prison have had their sentences but have yet to be released. He said drugs were sold openly in the prison because of a lack of health services and the need for food for inmates.

He said the director general of Nangarhar Prison, Colonel Mohammad Shafiq, and eight prison officials were referred to the law firm for the aforementioned issues.

He said Rohullah Nazari, director of Torkham Customs, and 16 officials from the office would also be referred to the law firm.

The head of the delegation, Shahpoor Khan Hassanzoi, said it was their responsibility to investigate the cases and share them with the law firm and it was now up to the prosecutor to follow the cases neutrally and bring the guilty to justice.

He said their investigations in the Jalalabad community, sewer and transportation departments are also ongoing.

Nangarhar Governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhel welcomed the investigation by the Wolesi Jirga team and said that all bodies would be investigated for corruption issues.

About 10 months ago, the Home Office arrested 10 Torkham Customs officials on transplant charges.

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