Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi confirmed his resignation from the ministry of urban development and housing as he cited health issues as the main reason behind his decision to step down.

Speaking during a press conference, Naderi said his resignation has been accepted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

In the meantime, Roshan Walusman, was introduced as the acting minister of urban development and housing together with four new deputy ministers.

Sayed Nasir Khaliq was introduced as construction affairs deputy minister, Aziz Ahmad Gulistani as housing affiars deputy, Roshan Walusmal will also serve as the urban affairs deputy besides serving as acting minister, and Humayoun Faiz was introduced as enterprises affiars minister.

Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi assumed charge of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in early 2014 after receiving the most votes among the minister-designates introduced to the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, under the tenure of the newly-formed National Unity Government.

Some of his major achievements during his tenure as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing include the massive campaign against corruption which resulted into elimination of the major corruption network in the ministry, including the arrest and trial of six key ministry officials.

The other major achievements under his tenure include the implementation of major reforms in the ministry, including the introduction of young and talented government service employees through the CBR program.