6 ministers-designate to present plans to WJ
KABUL (Pajhwok): Six ministers-designate will present their plans and strategies to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or lower house of parliament by coming Saturday, deputy speaker of the lower house said on Tuesday.
Irfanullah Irfan said that the religious, culture and higher education commission have verified degrees of six ministers-designate while those of ten more are being verified.
Dr Abdul Basir Anwar has been introduced as minister-designate to head the ministry of justice and Sayed Saadat Shah Mansoor Naderi, ministry of urban development. Similarly, Mohammad Gulab Mangal, minister-designate for border and tribal affairs minister and they would present their plans to lower house on Wednesday.
Dr Fareeda Momand has been introduced to head the ministry of higher education and Dr. Naserin Oryakhail the ministry of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disable. Mrs Salam Azimi as minister-designate for the ministry of counternarcotics. They will present their strategies and plans on Saturday to Wolesi Jirga.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced the names of 16 ministers on March 22, and the second vice president introduced them for vote of confidence on April 1, 2015. The remaining ten ministers-designate’s documents are under verification process.
Humayun Rasa was nominated for ministry of commerce and industries, Asad Ullah Zamir for ministry of agriculture and irrigation, Eng. Mehmood Baligh for ministry of public works. Abdul Sattar Murad for ministry of economy, Dr Mohammad Ullah Batash, ministry of transport an aviation, Asad Ullah Hanif, ministry of education, Abdul Razzaq Wahedi, ministry of information, communication and technology, Mrs Dilbur Nazari, ministry of women affairs and Ali Ahmed Usmani for ministry of energy and water resources.
The president nominated Afzal Ludin for ministry of defense but he has not been introduced to Wolesi Jirga so far.
But interior minister, foreign minister, rural development and rehabilitation minister, Hajj and religious affairs minister, mine minister and public health and refugees and repatriation minister got their vote of confidence. The rest of the ministers’ documents are being verified.
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