Two candidates recommended to Wolesi Jirga
KABUL (PAN): Two candidates to fill the Supreme Court’s high council posts have been recommended to the Wolesi Jirga (the lower house) on Wednesday, while the voting to accept them would be done next Saturday.
The council has nine members and three of them are selected for a period of 10, seven and four years respectively.
The office term of Chief Justice of Supreme Court Abdul Salam Azeemi, Zamin Ali Behsudi and Maulvi Mohammad Qasim had expired in 2010.
Wolesi Jirga had requested for new nominees several times to replace them.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Hamayun Azizi, on Wednesday introduced former Afghan Minister of Justice Mohammad Sarwar Danish and administrator of Supreme Court, Dr Abdul Malik Kamowi, as members of the council.
Educational documents of those nominees were already sent to Education, Higher Education, Religious and Cultural Affairs Commission of the Jirga, while the president has also requested the Jirga to vote for those candidates, Azizi said.
Danish has served as governor of Daikundi province, Minister of Justice and Deputy Minister of Higher Education during the last 10 years.
According to Azizi, the second candidate Kamowi has completed his master and doctorate from Al Azhar University of Egypt, and had served in different government organisations too.
Speaker of Wolesi Jirga, Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi, said the nominated person would present their working plans before the Jirga this Saturday.
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