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MPs Urge Gov’t to Introduce New Nominated Minister for Higher Education

(Last Updated On: December 3, 2017)

Some lawmakers in Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament on Sunday said the nominated minister of higher education, Najibullah Omari holds the Canadian citizenship, urging the government to introduce replacement of him.

“The [acting] minister of higher education has the Canadian citizenship, he should be removed from the list and the president should introduce those ministers who do not have dual citizenship,” said Zmarak Padkhani, the House Commission on International Affairs Head.

It comes as seven nominated ministers on Sunday explained their working agenda to the members of Wolesi Jirga, including Gul Agha Sherzai for Border and Tribal Affairs Minister and Mohammad Hameed Tahmasi for Transport Minister.

“I promise you that we will reduce the traffic jam, particularly, in Kabul City and will adopt bus services [in the city],” Hameed Tahmasi said.

As part of his working agenda,Gul Agha Sherzai said that he is going to seriously fight against administrative corruption and to implement rule of law.

Following the issue, the ministers of Agriculture,  Labour , Public Works and Mines & Petroleum also explained their working agenda to the Lower House. The ministers pledged to implement effective plans if they get vote of confidence.

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