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MPs to bring no-trust vote against women affairs minister

MPs to bring no-trust vote against women affairs minister

Jun 29, 2016 - 15:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon (WJ) -- or lower house of the parliament --has decided to table a no-confidence vote against Womeninfo-icon Affairs Minister Dilbar Nazari because of her poor performance, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Irfanullah Irfan, the WJ deputy secretary, told reporters enough signatures had been collected and heads of house commissions and administrative panels had decided to move the no-trust vote against the minister.

Without going into details, Irfan said the legislators had presented multiple reasons for ousting the cabinet member. One reason was the unsatisfactory performance of Nazari as minister, he added.

Article 92 of the constitution says the Wolesi Jirga, based on a proposal by one-tenth of members, can impeach a minister. If the reasons given are not satisfactory, the house will consider the issue through a vote of no-confidence.

The no-trust vote against a minister should be explicit, direct and on the basis of well-founded reasons. This vote should be approved by a majority of members of the Wolesi Jirga.


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