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CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said government will introduce the ministerial nominees to the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) in the next few days, and that government expects the MPs to cast their votes in line with the interests of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile parliament’s committee of chairmen has announced that it has decided to call two ministerial nominees on Monday, but some MPs said this is not in line with the law.
They said all ministerial nominees should be introduced to the house at the same time.
“Honorable ministers will be introduced in the next few days and you (lawmakers) will issue your judgments on the basis of your responsibilities, we hope that lawmakers put the national interests of Afghanistan at the top of their decision making (process),” said Abdullah.
Government announced the appointment of at least ten candidates for the ministries that are currently being run by caretaker minsters. However  candidates for the ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of education and ministry of information and culture remain uncertain.
“We suspended several ministers and government still insists on its own stance and does not value our decision,” said MP Akbar Stanekzai.
The following candidates are expected to be introduced to parliament for a vote of confidence.
•    Tariq Shah Bahrami as minister of defense
•    Wais Ahmad Barmak as minister of interior
•    Yama Yari as minister of public works
•    Faizullah Zaki as minister of social affairs, martyrs and disabled
•    Mustafa Mastoor as miniter of economy
•    Hamid Tahmasi as minister of transport
•    Abdul Latif Roshan as minister of higher education
•    Shahzad Gul Aryoubi as minister of communications and IT
•    Gul Agha Sherzai as minister of borders and tribal affairs
•    Nargis Nehan as minister of mines and petroleum
(Tolonews)