President introduces 2 new nominees for cabinet slots
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Tuesday introduced new ministers-designate of information and culture and justice after the rejection of the earlier nominees by the Wolesi Jirga on the dual-nationality issue.
First Vice-President Sarwar Danish introduced Abdul Bari Jahani and Najib Aqa Fahim as ministers-designate of information and justice to the lower house for a vote of confidence.
The assembly had previously rejected Sultan Khairi, President Ashraf Ghani’s pick for information minister, and Ahmad Sair Mahjoor, nominee for justice minister.
Some of the nominees have already cancelled their second nationality and the lower house has since accepted their decision.
After long discussions, lawmakers allowed Salahuddin Rabbani and Noorul Haq Ulumi, who cancelled their second nationality, to introduce their future programmes to the Wolesi Jirga.
Speaker Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi said only 23 of 186 lawmakers opposed the house decision on the reintroduction of the two nominees.
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