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ARG to Introduce 11 Ministerial Nominees to Parliament for Approval

(Last Updated On: November 23, 2017)

The Presidential Palace will introduce 11 ministerial nominees to parliament’s lower house, or Wolesi Jirga on Saturday for a vote of confidence, the President’s Office Deputy Spokesman said Thursday.

“The ministerial nominees will be introduced to Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence on Saturday [Qaos 4],” said Dawa Khan Mina.  

The list of 11 candidates include:

  1. –  Wais Ahmad Barmak nominated minister  for Interior Affairs Ministry,
  2. –  Shahzad Gul Aryoubi nominated minister for Communications Ministry,
  3. –  Nargis Nehan nominated minister for Mines and Petroleum Ministry,
  4.  – Gul Agha Sherzai nominated minister for the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs,
  5. – Mujib Rahman Karimi, nominated minister for Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and   Development
  6. – Mustafa Mastoor, nominated minister for economy
  7. – Mohammad Rasool Bawari, nominated minister for Ministry of Information and Culture
  8. – Nasir Ahmad Durani, nominated minister for Ministry of agriculture
  9. – Tariq Shah Bahrami, nominated Minister for Defense Ministry
  10. – Hameed Tahmasi, nominated minister for Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
  11. – Yama Yari, nominated minister for Ministry of Public Works.

However, among the nominees Mohammad Shah Ibrahim Shinwari, the nominated minister for Education, Najibullah Khwaja Omari, the nominated minister for Higher Education and Salahuddin Rabbani, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry are not included in the list for this round.

“The issue of ministerial nominees will be our agenda for Saturday’s session, and Second Vice President will introduce them,” said Nazir Ahmad Ahmadzai, the Second Deputy Speaker of Wolesi Jirga.

This comes as the Acting Minister of Higher Education, Abdul Latif Roshan resigned on Wednesday, following series of criticism regarding his education documents on social media.

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