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Qadir under fire for meeting cabinet picks

Qadir under fire for meeting cabinet picks

Apr 08, 2015 - 17:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members on Wednesday accused first deputy speaker Haji Zahir Qadir and a parliamentary group “Karwan-i-Solha” of receiving bribes from ministers-designate to award them the trust vote.

Iqbal Safi, a lower house member from Kapisa province, claimed Qadir, a powerful lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province, had invited some cabinet nominees to a meeting and assured them of voting in their favour.

He alleged Qadir had already assured the president that his cabinet picks would be awarded the trust vote. But Qadir and others spurned his allegations.

Another lawmaker Shekiba Hashimi said President Ashraf Ghani had asked Qadir to ensure that his 16 cabinet nominees obtained the vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga this time.

She disassociated herself from the Karwan-i-Solha block and told the cabinet nominees not to make payment in her name because she had parted ways with the group for accepting bribes.

Qadir rejected allegations against him and said they had discussed other issues at his meeting with the ministers-designate. 

He said relatives of some lawmakers had been arrested in Farkhunda’s murder case and the meeting discussed how to mount pressure on the Wolesi Jirga commission investigating the case to release their relatives.

He said some lawmakers had earlier come up with similar allegations against him but they failed to produce evidence in support of their claims. He promised to resign if found guilty.  



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