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Wolesi Jirga set to endorse or reject ministers-designate

Wolesi Jirga set to endorse or reject ministers-designate

Jan 27, 2015 - 18:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon will vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on the fate of the ministers-designate who have explained their programmes to lawmakers, a legislator said on Tuesday.

The two new nominees, who were introduced today, would not receive any vote if their documents did not reach the lower house by the ballot time, said a member of the joint parliamentary panel.

Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Abdul Qadir Zazai said a cabinet pick could not be voted for or against in the absence of his/her educational transcripts and experience certificates.

President Ashraf Ghani introduced 24-member Council of Ministers and heads of two independent departments last Tuesday to parliament for a vote of confidence.

Sixteen ministers-designate and National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) head have explained their programmes to the lawmakers.

The Presidential Palace on Tuesday introduced two new ministers-designate of information and justice after the rejection of the earlier nominees 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.

Zazai, who also heads the Wolesi Jirga International Affairs Commission, said documents of Jahani and Fahim were being evaluated by the commission.


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