PGO and ACC sign cooperation agreement

The Prosecutor General's Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) have signed an agreement on the exchange of assistance and cooperation.

Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem and ACC President Adam Shamil signed the agreement at a ceremony held at the Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday.

The Prosecutor General's Office said the agreement identified areas where the two institutions could work together in fulfilling their constitutional and statutory responsibilities. This includes working together to prevent corruption and providing technical assistance. The Prosecutor General's Office also agreed to share information with the ACC regarding corruption cases submitted to the court and on procedures for submitting cases to the Prosecutor's Office and expeditious decision-making.

The Prosecutor General's Office said both offices are working jointly to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. The office is already providing necessary advice and guidance to investigations through the duty prosecution system established in the Prosecutor General's Office, the office said. The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen this further and facilitate the work in a sustainable manner, the Prosecutor General's Office said.