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PRODUCTS IN AFGHANISTAN

OUR SERVICES IN AFGHANISTAN

Passport is the foremost documents one needs when traveling abroad. Seeing the importance of this vital document we furnish our premium service for passport verification, without putting anyone in irritating situation.

Whoever wants to have his or her driving license checked, you don’t have to involve in the hectic procedure, just let us do the job for you. With having strong reach, we get work done in an easy-going way.

As it is said that look before you leap, so it is always important to know about the financial background or history of the person with whom you are going to have any trading links or business deal. To have the sound history of the person we offer our Bankruptcy Check service. Once done, you will be relieved of the stress as it is the fact no one wants to see his hard-earn money going down the drain.

Lying about the residential or non-residential is a common practice. Our Global Address Verification service gives you the advantage to get any address verified – within specific inland or overseas. The verification is not limited to any folk, it could be any firm. You will be amazed with the results we provide you without any delay.

Knowing about the actual location, when dealing with someone is extremely important; lest people play a trick on you by depriving you of your valuables, or inflict you any harm. To know the actual address of the site is vital; this is the reason why are focused on this service and our team validates the desired site acting within the legal means and avoiding breaching any trespass laws.

Know Your Customer (KYC)

Afghanistan

This country has been swarmed with multiple serious issues. It never was a regional center but has become a hub for serious crimes – from terror-financing to money laundering. In addition to that, serious issues of cash-smuggling, drug-trafficking, abuse of value transfer system and organized crimes pose serious threats to the country and are the hurdles in the progress and development. Afghanistan is notoriously known for largest opium producing country whence it is smuggled throughout the world.

The banking sector in Afghanistan has not been able to grow in significant manner and traditional modes of transaction or payment – particularly Hawala or Hundi remains in practice across the country. The informal transaction-dealings have its root in the system since long, and the issues like Kabul Bank crisis further amplify that informal financial system.

The unlawful Hawala system in major areas known with drug production and supplies – like Helmand and Kandahar – amount for over 1 billion dollars in drug deals per annum. All these money moved though this unlawful system – unnoticed and undetected by the authorities.

Despite the global efforts to rebuild and reconstruct Afghanistan’s capacity to regulate its financial system and enhancing the Law Enforcement Agencies capacity to investigate financial crimes, all the efforts turn out to be futile because of the fiscal dearth and lack of resources. Other reasons for the failure may include rampant corruption, lack of expertise, and also lack of political will.

Efforts are often met with dead-ends as they usually are in conflict of interests with higher-ups whether in Establishment, Judiciary and Bureaucracy and causing delays in compliance with worldwide standards.

On the Index of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Afghanistan stands at 182 out of 182 countries.

Enhanced due diligence procedures for PEPs:

PEP, politically exposed person (PEP) is an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent function. PEPs hold positions that can be abused for the purpose of laundering illicit funds or other predicate offences such as corruption or bribery. The terms PEP, Politically Exposed Person and Senior Foreign Political Figure are often used interchangeably.
Foreign PEP: YES
Domestic PEP: YES

Afghanistan – KYC covered entities

The following is a list of Know Your Customer entities covered by Afghanistan Law:
Central Bank of Afghanistan (DAB)
Banks
Registered money service providers
Insurance companies
Dealers in precious metals and stones
Lawyers
Accountants
Securities dealers
Real estate agents

Afghanistan – Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR) Requirements:

Number of STRs received and time frame: 417 from January to October 2011
Number of CTRs received and time frame: 1,744,169 from June 2006 to October 2010
The following is a list of STR covered entities covered by Afghanistan Law:
Financial institutions and money service businesses including informal funds transfer providers such as hawaladars

MONEY LAUNDERING CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS/CONVICTIONS:

Prosecutions: None
Convictions: None

Anti-Corruption Laws

(Adopted by Grand Council on 4 Jan 2004)

Chapter Three

Article Seventy -five

The government has the following duties.

  1. Execute the provision of this Constitution, other laws, and final orders of the courts.
  2. Protect the independence, defend the territorial integrity, and safeguard the interests and dignity of Afghanistan in the international community.
  3. Maintenance of public law and order and elimination of administrative corruption.
  4. Prepare the budget, regulate financial affairs, and protect public wealth.
  5. Devise and impel programs for social, cultural, economic, and technological progress.
  6. Report to the National Assembly at the end of the fiscal year about the tasks accomplished and about the main plans for the new fiscal year.
  7. Perform other duties as recognized by this Constitution and other laws to be duties of the government.

Official Gazette No.838, published on 10 Dec 2004 (1383/07/20 A.P.)

Basis

Article 1

This Law is enacted in light of the provisions of Article 50 and Article 75 (section 3) of the Constitution in order to regulate the affairs related to the campaign against bribery and corruption in all government offices, state owned enterprises, and the mixed, private or non-governmental organizations which are a party to contracts or transactions with government offices.

The responsible office:

Article 2

1. The principal source for investigating and regulating the affairs regarding the campaign against bribery and official corruption offenses shall be the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption which acts independently under the supervision of the President.

2. Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption acts on the basis of the provisions of this Law and other legislative documents in force.

Definitions of Expressions

Article 3

The following expressions shall have the meanings set forth below:

1. Offices: Denotes all the government offices including the Judiciary, Public Prosecution, Armed Forces, Police and National Security, Enterprises, mixed, private or non-governmental organizations which in some way or another are transacting with the State.

2. Bribery: Denotes the meanings provided in Articles 254 to 267 of the Penal Code.

3. Official Corruption: It is an illegal act committed by state employees and other public servants to attain to personal or group aims in the following manners:

– Embezzlement and deception,

– Stealing documents,

– Wastage of official records and papers,

– Transgressing the legal scope of authorities,

– Using government facilities and official times for personal affairs,

– Refusing to perform duties without a legal justification,

– Concealing the truth,

– Forging documents,

– Pretending to have the power to do or refuse to do an act, which is outside the scope of the public servant’s official power,

– Transgressing the legal scope of authorities

– Receiving any gift to perform a job in the related affairs,

– Unjustified delay in performing the delegated duties,

– Misbehavior of public servants towards individuals

– Bribing, illegally recommending requesting and lobbying

– Involving ethnic, regional, religious, linguistic, partisan, gender and personal considerations into selection and employment

4. Public Servants: Denotes the meaning provided in Article 12 of Penal Code.

5. Inspection: Denotes an investigation carried out about the performance of the ministries and offices provided in section 1 of this Article by the authorities of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption on the basis of received information and signs and traces of offenses provided in this law.

Objectives

Article 4

The objectives of this law are:

1. Identifying the causes and motivations of corruption in the offices and taking necessary and effective measures to eradicate it.

2. Promoting transparency in the performance of offices and institutions party to transactions and contracts with the government.

3. Inspection of suspicious financial and economical activities of offices in a way to cause the strengthening and development of national economy and social growth, and to make sure of the accuracy of precise accountability of public properties.

4. Analyzing and evaluating the financial and economical activities and the professional effectiveness of central and provincial offices in which there is suspicion of bribery and official corruption.

5. Sustainable campaign against the crime of bribery and different types of official corruption in the offices provided in Article 3 (1) of this Law.

6. Continual effort to create a healthy, efficient, and responsible administration for the people within the scope of authority.

7. Investigating into how public goods and properties are kept and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the law.

8. Attracting the cooperation and assistance of other government offices to eradicate official corruption.

9. Identifying the individuals and offices violating law and introducing them to the proper authorities for judicial prosecution.

Chapter 2

Duties and powers

Duties:

Article 5

The Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption has the following duties:

1. Proposing government policy in regard to the campaign against bribery and different types of official corruption and implementing it upon approval by the President.

2. Creating an active and effective mechanism for the enforcement of the provisions of this Law and supervising its implementation.

3. Conducting requisite studies to obtain efficient and proper methods of creating a healthy administration.

4. Identifying the causes and reasons which create corruption in the public administration system.

5. Advising on different methods of the logical usage of material and technical facilities in regard to the prevention of official corruption.

6. Investigating the affairs related to bribery and corruption in offices.

7. Providing regular reports concerning the performance and achievements of the Office to the President.

8. Publishing detailed reports of the annual activities of the Office to inform the public.

9. Creating an information center database to register the properties of public servants.

10. Staging training courses, seminars, workshops, and conferences to promote the efficiency and professional capacity of the Office in the capital and provinces.

11. Establishing and expanding relations and affiliation with similar offices of the friendly states and international organizations.

12. Proposing the required measures to promote the professional efficiency and transparency of financial and economic activities of central and provincial offices.

13. Other duties delegated to it by the President.

Powers:

Article 6

The Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption shall have the following powers:

1. To take urgent decisions to introduce suspects of bribery and official corruption crimes provided in this law to face judicial prosecution.

2. To follow and ensure about the enforcement of the decisions provided in subsection 1 of this Article.

3. To ensure about the enforcement and observance of laws, decrees, and other legislative documents governing the campaign against bribery and official corruption.

4. Issuing directions to stop the activities of such offices whose lack of transparency and efficiency is proved upon inspection.

5. In case of necessity, the re-evaluation of investigated documents.

6. Requiring the needed documents from the offices.

7. Inviting the heads of internal offices and specialists to explain and advise in the issues under inspection.

8. Attracting the cooperation of the heads of offices to deal with the complaints arising from official corruption.

9. Ensuring about the accuracy of accountability and protection of public properties in the offices under inspection.

10. Practical inspection of the process of financial and economic activities of the offices and the achievement of the provisions of contracts of the offices with organizations, companies and individual persons providing services in cases where their officials are suspected of committing crimes defined in this Law.

Chapter 3

Miscellaneous provisions

Organization:

Article 7

The Office for Campaign against Bribery and Corruption shall have central and local structures proposed by its chairman and approved in accordance with the provisions of law.

Dealing with the cases of local offices:

Article 8

The cases of bribery and official corruption in the provinces and their related districts shall be inspected by the regional center of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption in the jurisdiction of which they are located.

Cooperation among offices:

Article 9

The offices are obliged to cooperate in the achievement of the objectives provided in this Law with the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption in the following cases:

1. Providing the required facilities for the officials of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption during the inspection of concerned matters.

2. Presenting the necessary information and explanations to the officials of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption, when requested.

3. Assigning professional specialist employees to cooperate with the officials of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption during inspections.

4. Presenting reports concerning the achievement of the results of previous inspections and the enforcement of the instructions and orders of the competent authorities within the time limit fixed by the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption.

Approving Procedures:

Article 10

In order to better enforce the provisions of this Law and regulate the duties of the related branches the leadership of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption shall prepare and approve Procedures.

Confidentiality of executions:

Article 11

The officials of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption shall be obliged to refrain from disclosing documents and secrets of the office; otherwise those who commit such actions shall be prosecuted.

The applicable penal provisions:

Article 12

1. The perpetrators of the crimes defined in this law, including the employees of the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption shall be punished in accordance with this law and other laws in effect.

2. In case there is not a punishment foreseen for any of the violations defined in this law, in the Penal Code or other laws, the court has the authority to punish the perpetrators according to circumstances of the offense.

The duties of the judicial authorities

Article 13

The judicial prosecution authorities and other related offices shall inform the Office for Campaign against Bribery and Official Corruption of the actions taken concerning the crimes stated in this Law within the time appointed.

Absence of overlapping in duties:

Article 14

The provisions of his Law does not intervene with the duties and authorities provided in the legislative documents of other offices.

Enforcement:

Article 15

This Law shall be in effect from the date of signature by the president and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Travel Risk

Afghanistan is a dangerous country to travel for. The risk would be yours due to haphazard situation in the country. The security situation is very grim which may put you and your friends and family in harm’s way.

In Afghanistan you are in constant risk of being kidnapped for ransom. Terror attacks are frequent. Criminals take the advantage of the fragile security situation.

Foreigners whose country of origin has contributed to the International Security Assistance Force, including Canadians, are preferred targets for terrorist attacks and kidnapping.

Terrorism

Terrorism is a continuous threat throughout Afghanistan.  Quite a number of attacks have been carried out in public areas besides targeting the government and international installations, embassies, schools, hotels and anywhere.

There is not a single place in Afghanistan which can be called as safe or exempt from the threats.

Kidnapping

Foreigners are easy target for kidnapping as they are recognized very easily and stand out from the rest. There are some sad incidents where some foreigners were kidnapped and then were killed due to some mishap. There are numerous organized gangs or criminal groups who are involved in these sorts of heinous crimes.

Crime

Armed robbery, mugging and even rape is also reported. Carjacking and robbery is also being done in large numbers. Most important thing is that weapons are available easily.

Landmines

Millions of landmines throughout the countryside pose a threat. No area can be considered safe.

Road travel

Traveling outside of Kabul is extremely life-threatening, and is restricted by the Afghan government to those who have armed security. Bogus checkpoints maybe set up in order to commit attacks. Road travel should be carefully planned and only undertaken with others. Military and police forces are limited in rural areas. Banditry by armed groups is common. Many areas are controlled by warlords. Driving conditions are poor. Traffic is chaotic because traffic laws are non-existent or not enforced.

Air travel

Confirm your flight with your airline before going to the airport as the airport can close on short notice.

See Transportation Safety in order to verify if national airlines meet safety standards.

General safety information

Tourism is strongly discouraged.

Food and water shortages are common.

Do not show signs of affluence or carry large sums of money.

Ensure that your passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.

Do not travel at night.

Emergency services

Dial 119 in Kabul for a 24-hour emergency service.

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