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Govt failed in enforcing rule of law: Danish

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AT-KABUL: Constitution has been constantly violated by all three pillars of the state, said the Second Vice President Sarwar Danish.

While introducing a member-designate of the Supreme Court High Council and six member-designates of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution to the Wolesi Jirga on Tuesday, Danish said that the government has failed to enforce rule of law.

“Just having a constitution is not enough for the rule of law and democracy,” he said. Danish stressed on serous oversight on implementation of the constitution.

“It is a bitter reality that we failed to oversee implementation of the constriction and enforce rule of law. The constitution has not been violated by people, but was usually violated by government officials and all three pillars of the state,” he said.

He added that most of the responsibility for violation of constitution falls on the executive.

Danish stressed on impartiality of the independent oversight commission, and said that members of the body should consider national interest and should oversee performance of the government and should not allow anyone to violate the constitution.

However, a number of legal experts said that the former members of the commission failed to prevent government officials from violating the constitution. They said that members of the commission should be unbiased.