Abdul Waheed Farzayee, senior member of the Afghan Lawyers Union, stated, “The process for the removal of the deputy governor is questionable.” According to the second deputy governor, he is not still aware of the allegations against him. Mr. Farzayee explained that according to article 20 (5) of Da Afghanistan Bank the second deputy governor should be given a chance to defend himself. Furthermore, the first deputy has also questioned the process of decision making at the High Council of Da Afghanistan Bank since he was asked to leave the meeting after which the decision to remove the second deputy governor was taken. Mr. Farzayee emphasized that the due process should be followed while making a decision in a public office.
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- Established in 2010, Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) has more than 1300 members all across Afghanistan. CSJWG is known as the largest cooperation platform of Afghan civil society groups.
- Governance and Anti-Corruption Committee is one of the committees of CSJWG and comprises the following members: 1) Kilid Group 2) Integrity Watch 3) Afghanistan Justice Organization 4) Afghanistan Lawyers Union 5) Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization 6) Afghanistan Public Policy and Research Organization 7)Equality for Peace and Democracy Organization 8) Afghan Coordination Against Corruption Organization 9)Afghanistan Independent Bars Association 10) Women and Peace Studies Organization 11) Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation 12) Women’s Capacity Building and Development Organization 13) Feminine Solidarity for Justice Organization 14) Development and Support of Afghan Women and Children Organization 15) Development and humanitarian service for Afghanistan 16) Da Qanoon Ghoshtonki 17) Afghanistan Civil Society Forum 18) CORE 19) Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau