Afghan House of Representatives confirmed the 9 nominees introduced by president Hamid Karzai for different ministries.

Majority of the nominees were disqualified by Afghan House of Representatives and were appointed as acting head of different ministries by Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

Each of the nominees presented their working curriculums to the Afghan House of Representatives during the past 3 days.

The nominees were given confidences votes and each of them received more than 170 positive votes during the voting process.

Wais Barmak who was introduced for the ministry of rural development received the highest votes where 241 parliament members gave 212 positive votes for him.

Hasan Abullahi nominee for the ministry of Urban Development and Najibullah Ozhan nominee for the ministry of public works received 207 votes, Suraya Dalil nominee for the ministry of public health and Obaidullah Obaid received 199 votes, Husn Banu Ghazanfar nominee for the ministry of women’s affairs received 191 votes, Amirzai Sangeen nominee for the ministry of telecommunication received 190 votes and Daud Ali Najafi nominee for the ministry of transportation and aviation and Mohammad Ismail nominee for the ministry of energy and water received 179 votes, and were approved by the Afghan House of Representatives.

One of the main controversial issue in the political environment of Afghanistan was resolved after the Afghan House of Representatives approved the nominees for the ministries which were being managed by supervisors previously.

The issue created various tensions between the presidential palace and the Afghan parliament during the past 2 years.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai prevented to introduce further nominees for different Afghan ministries after the Afghan House of Representatives disqualified 17 nominees two years back.

The disqualified nominees were appointed as acting heads of a number of ministries which created another issue between the Afghan parliament and Afghan presidential palace.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai still needs to introduce nominees for the Afghan Attorney General, Afghan Red Crescent and the Afghan Supreme Court and its four members to the Afghan House of Representatives.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.