Fight against corruption should start from Presidential Palace: MPs
Sun Jul 29, 12:48 pm
Though some members of Parliament (MPs) welcome the recent Presidential decree outlining reforms, they are skeptic about its implementation.
The MPs say now the time has passed for these reforms, and say they believe the purpose of the decree is to diminish Parliament’s regulatory role on the government.
They believe public prosecution of the corrupt people and changes in the system can eliminate the corruption.
If the president wants to fight corruption, so he should begin the drive from the Presidential Palace and start with his ministries, the MPs stated.
Some lawmakers also demanded the elimination of corruption from the Parliament, saying the existence of corruption in the House is damaging its prestige.
Recently, President Karzai issued a 23-page decree, asking all the government branches to seriously fight the menace of corruption.
Under the most recent Presidential decree, the Parliament is obliged to consider national interests while making decisions.