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9 Cabinet nominees introduced to lower house

9 Cabinet nominees introduced to lower house

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Feb 15, 2012 - 19:37

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai introduced nine Cabinet picks to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, the lower house of Parliament, for trust vote on Wednesday, an official said.

Wolesi Jirga Deputy Secretary Mohammad Farhad Azimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the list of ministers-designate had been received by the house secretariat through the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Mohammad Ishmael has been named as minister of energy and water, Eng. Amirzai Sangin as minister of telecommunications, Dr. Suraya Dalil as minister of public healthinfo-icon and Dr. Hassan Bano Ghazanfar as minister of womeninfo-icon’s’ affairs.

Dr. Obaidullah Obaid has been nominated as minister of higher educationinfo-icon, Wais Ahmad Barmak as minister of rural rehabilitation, Daud Ali Najafi as minister of transport and civil aviation, Hassan Abdulhai as minister of urban development and Eng. Najibullah Awjan as minister of public works.

Currently, the ministries of energy and water, women affairs, public health, rural rehabilitation, transport and civil aviation, telecommunication and higher education are headed by acting ministers.

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