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Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Report:

President Ashraf Ghani presided over the meeting of High Council for Rule of Law and Governance yesterday evening at the Presidential Palace to discuss issues pertaining to report on investigation of the National Disaster Management Authority, land usurpation cases, and land-related disputes among government agencies.

Based on the president’s order, a delegation had been assigned to probe the performance of the National Disaster Management Authority. After discussing the report in the meeting, President Ghani instructed the Supreme Audit Office and Office of the Ombudsperson to probe the Authority’s past performance in coordination with Administrative Office of the President and share their findings at upcoming meetings of the High Council on Rule of Law and Governance.

Second Vice-President Danesh briefed the meeting on progresses in development of regulation to address and prevent land usurpation. It was decided that the second vice-president lead the process to finalize the regulation on addressing land usurpation within three weeks, where the regulation should be sent to the Justice and Judiciary Committee before being presented to the High Council.

After exchanging views, the meeting members approved amendment of the enactment for settling land-related disputes among government agencies, which had been approved by former High Council for Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption.

Based on the council’s decision, the land-related disputes among government agencies will be mainly referred to the Government Cases Department of the Justice Ministry. The council stressed the cases, in case of necessity, could be referred to the Coordination and Follow up Committee on usurpation of governmental and public properties, the High Council for Rule of Law and Governance, and to the Cabinet.

The council also decided that the second vice president lead a process in coordination with Ministry of Justice for developing a regulation to prevent money smuggling out of Afghanistan’s borders.

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