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Ghani names 2 Cabinet picks, appoints senior officials

Ghani names 2 Cabinet picks, appoints senior officials

Jul 25, 2017 - 21:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has nominated replacement for two acting ministers and has appointed two directors, one advisor, a deputy head and a governor by issuing separate decrees.   

A copy of the presidential orders received by Pajhwok Afghan News read the two ministers-designate for the ministries of transport and civil aviation and borders and tribal affairs have been picked.

Five individuals have been appointed in various capacities in the Population Registration Directorate (PRD) office, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), one as senior advisor and one as special presidential envoy on ‘national integration’.

A separate decree nominated Mohammad Hamid Tahamasi as minister-designate for the Transport and Aviation Ministry and Mohammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai as minister-designate for the Borders and Tribal Affairs Ministry.

The two were introduced to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon for a  vote of confidence under clause 11th of the Article 64th of the Constitution.

The state minister on parliament affairs under the 3rd paragraph of Article 91 of the Constitution is bound to introduce the two ministers-designate to the Wolesi Jirga for a trust vote.

President Ghani through separate orders in compliance with Article 64 of the Constitution has made appointments listed below.

  1. Homayoun Mohtat is appointed as PRD head.
  2. Mohammad Wais Payab as technical deputy head at PRD in computerized ID cards issuance department.
  3. Abdul Mateen Bai as IDLG head.
  4. Alhajj Mohammad Almas Zahid as senior advisor and special envoy of President for ‘national integration’.
  5. Fazlullah Mujadidi as Takhar’s governor based on a suggestion # 2477 on July 18 by the IDLG.

President Ghani wished great success to the mentioned individuals in their future tasks.


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