Afghan parliament approves 5 more ministers

19:24, June 28, 2010      

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Afghan Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of parliament on Monday gave approval to five out of seven nominated by President Hamid Karzai to complete his cabinet.

Those who won the vote of confidence include Bismillah Mohammadi as Interior Minister, Anwarul Haq Ahadi as Commerce Minister, Abdul Qadus Hamidi as Public Work Minister, Jamahir Anwari as Refugees and Repatriation Affairs Minister and Assadullah Khalid as Minister for Tribal and Frontiers Affairs.

Bisillah Mohammadi had served as chief of army staff, Ahadi had served as finance minister and Khalid as minister for parliamentary affiaris in the past.

However, the former Minister for Justice Sarwar Danish and former deputy to Election Commissioner Daud Ali Najafi who were nominated for the post of Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Transport and Civilian Aviation have failed to secure 107 votes and become cabinet members.

Afghan government has 25 ministries and to complete the cabinet members the president would introduce eight more names to the Lower House of parliament.



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