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Afghan president mes 16 more as ministers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kabul, April 1: Sixteen more minister-nominees were introduced to Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Afghan parliament for approval on Wednesday. Speaking after introducing the nominees, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh urged the lawmakers to show trust in the minister-nominees so as to eble the government to complete its cabinet, Xinhua news agency reported. It would take around a week for the lower house to scrutinise the educatiol background and tiolities of the minister-nominees to give vote of confidence. The lawmakers have said they would reject any holder of dual tiolity during the process of trust vote for a minister-desigte.

Some of the nominees are said to have dual tiolities either from the US or European countries.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after assuming office in last September announced that he would form a cabinet within 45 days but it was only in January that he introduced over two dozen minister-nominees to parliament. Only eight were approved and the remaining ministries are run by acting ministers. (IANS)

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