9 Cabinet ministers sworn in
Taking oath after winning a trust vote from Parliament, the ministers promised to follow Islamic teachings, the Constitution and other regulations, the president's office said.
Ismail Khan took oath as minister of water and energy, Amirzai Sangin as minister of telecommunications, Dr. Suraya Dalil as public health minister and Husan Bano Ghazanfar as women's affairs minister.
Obaidullah Obaid was sworn in as higher education minister, Wais Ahmad Barmak as rural rehabilitation and development minister, Daud Ali Najafi as transport and aviation minister, Hassan Abdul Lilahi as urban development minister and Najibullah Aujan as public works minister.
Vice-presidents and other high-ranking officials participated in the oath-taking ceremony, where the ministers vowed to protect national sovereignty and promote unity among Afghans.
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