Acting Chief Justice and head of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan Abdul Salam Azimi has resigned from his position.
The Presidential Palace media office following a statement said President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai accepted the resignation of Mr. Azimi and thanked him for his services in justice sector of the country.
The statement further added that Mr. Azimi was awareded with the highest governmental medal, Ghazni Amanullah Khan medal by President Ghani.
President Ghani also hailed Mr. Azimi for his active role in maintaining and implementation of justice and law in the country.
The medal was awarded during a ceremony attended by Chief Exeucutive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, President Ghani’s special envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud, Afghan lawmakers and senior officials from the Supreme Court, the statement said.
According to the Presidential Palace media office, Mr. Azimi had forwarded his resignation to President Ghani during the recent days.