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Acting ministers referred to assembly for trust vote

Acting ministers referred to assembly for trust vote

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Sep 16, 2013 - 14:18

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Monday introduced two ministers-designate and three other high-ranking officials to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, the lower house, for a vote of confidence. 

Mohammad Akram Khpalwak was referred to the assembly for a trust vote as minister of border and tribal affairs, Omar Daudzai as interior minister and Prof. Barat Ali Matin as member of the Supreme Court High Council.

Nasrullah Stanikzai and Lutfur Rahman Saeed were introduced to the house for approval as members of the Independent Commission for Supervision of the Implementation of the Constitution.

While introducing the five individuals, Khalili said it was up to parliamentarians to approve or reject the nominees. He, however, stressed the role interior and border ministers in conducting the elections, scheduled for April 2014.

He acknowledged the current wave of insecurity as a hurdle to the polls, hoping the lower house would soon hand a trust vote to the two ministers-designate. He praised the nominees as experienced and competent people.

“All of us are faced with a historical challenge that we must meet successfully,” the vice-president said of the upcoming elections. He insisted the Ministries of Interior and Border Affairs had to play a crucial role in holding the polls.

About the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, Khalili said: “Negotiations on the pact are ongoing. We will sign it only when Afghanistaninfo-icon’s interest is guaranteed and security across the country enforced.”

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