Karzai-nominated senators take oath
Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili administered the oath to the new senators, who vowed to uphold the state constitution, serve the nation and rise above personal interests.
Khalil urged the incoming Meshrano Jirga members to make efforts at brining peace and stability to their country, torn by decades of war.
Earlier, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad Humayun introduced the senators to the 102-seat house, whose tenure is divided into three parts.
Of the members, 34 represent district councils for three years; another 34 represent provincial councils for four years and as many are named by the president for five years.
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