"SIGAR recommends the Afghan government consider… establishing independent anti-corruption organizations in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption," the report said on Tuesday.
Officials in Kabul, however, did not concur with the recommendation despite the fact corruption has run rampant through the government’s very own so-called anti-corruption institutions and agencies, the report noted.
According to the US Department of Justice, nearly 40 percent of the prosecutors assigned to the Anti-Corruption Justice Center have failed polygraphs. Confronted with those results, Afghanistan’s attorney general displayed a "deep reluctance" to use polygraph information for vetting purposes, the report noted.
The Justice Department believes the problem of powerful and corrupt actors ignoring warrants is so severe that it has undermined the fundamental legitimacy and authority of the Anti-Corruption Justice Center, the report said.