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Nominees for spymaster, defence minister introduced to MPs

Nominees for spymaster, defence minister introduced to MPs

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Jun 08, 2016 - 12:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani’s picks for the spymaster and minister of defence were introduced to the parliament for a vote of confidence on Wednesday.

Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish introduced Masoom Stanikzai and Gen. Abdullah Khan as nominees for National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) head defense minister respectively.

Danish recited a presidential decree regarding the nomination of the intelligence and defence minister chiefs. He praised Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members for granting trust vote to presidential picks for interior ministry and the attorney general.

The legislators would once again endorse the presidential choices for the important positions, considering the current security situation in the country, the vice-president hoped.

Danish urged the lawmakers to offer confidence votes to the nominees as soon as possible, keeping in view next month’s A NATOinfo-icon summit on Afghanistaninfo-icon in Warsaw.

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