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Karzai offers Sayyaf, Qanuni key slots

Karzai offers Sayyaf, Qanuni key slots

Feb 20, 2011 - 16:13

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Former Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon speaker Yunus Qanuni and his rival Abdur Rasul Sayyaf have agreed not to run again for the top parliamentary office, a lawmaker said on Sunday.

They held out the promise at a meeting with President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, the legislator told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity.

In return, Karzai promised to nominate Sayyaf as Supreme Court chief justice and Qanuni as foreign minister, the source revealed. The two accepted the presidential offer, he added. Their appointments would be notified soon, the MP quoted the president as saying.

Parliamentarians Sayed Ali Kazimi and Abdul Ghafar confirmed the meeting, but offered no details. According to some legislators, Qanuni was supported by Abdullah Adullah in the speaker's election and Sayyaf by Karzai.


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