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Sayyaf quits as MP to run for presidency

Sayyaf quits as MP to run for presidency

Oct 02, 2013 - 11:53

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Prof. Abdul Rasul Sayyaf on Wednesday announced his resignation as a member of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, confirming his intention to run for the presidential office.

Also the Daawat-i-Islami group head, the parliamentarian informed the lower house he would be a presidential candidate in next year's election.

Minister of Water and Energy Ismail Khan was his choice for the first vice-president, said the noted jihadi leader and religious scholar, who added a decision on picking the second vice-president would be taken later on.       

Also on Wednesday, Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak stood down as advisor to the president on military affairs.

Although the ex-defence minister gave no specific reason for his resignation, he recently received an information kit on next year's presidential election.




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