Sayed Yousuf Halim has been nominated as the chief justice of Afghanistan’s supreme court and is expected to be introduced before parliament for confidence vote soon.
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah made the announcement during the meeting of the council of ministers in Kabul on Monday.
Mr. Halim, an accomplished legal luminary, has a degree in law and political science from Kabul University and has been in government service since 1985.
Earlier this month, he was nominated to the high council of supreme court along with Anisa Rasouli.
While Rasouli failed to receive required number of votes in parliament, Mr. Halim’s nomination was approved by 103 parliamentarians present in the house.
One of the issues underlined by President Ashraf Ghani as priority for the new government is judicial reforms, which he summarily mentioned in his first address as the new president last year.
While many efforts have been made to root out political and economic corruption since the formation of national unity government, reforms in judicial sector have also picked pace lately.
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26th Oct 2017
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