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Smart City contract scrapped, presidential advisor sacked

Smart City contract scrapped, presidential advisor sacked

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Feb 16, 2016 - 23:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At its latest meeting, the Council of Ministers accorded approval to President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on electoral reforms, a presidential aide said on Tuesday.

Zafar Hashimi, deputy spokesman for the president, told a media briefing here that the decree had thus reached the stage of being referred to Ghani, who would sign it into law.

"Fortunately, the draft has been shared with all institutions, including the parliament, and they have shown complete agreement with it," he claimed, hoping for proper processing of the orders.

He was optimistic of the reforms, pledged by leaders of the national unity government, being enforced judiciously to clean up the electoral system.

In response to a query, Hashimi said the Smart City housing scheme contract had been scrapped and Ghani’s legal advisor Abdul Ali Mohammadi fired.

The president has also ordered implementation of the court's decision on Khalilullah Ferozi, one of the major defaulters of Kabul Bank. “The president has sacked his legal advisor and Ferozi has been sent back to prison," he announced.

“Now the Smart City contract stands invalidated and Ghani will take more decisions soon in this regard,” he said, without elaborating on the president’s decisions.

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