President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has dismissed the Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani days after reports emerged regarding the growing controversies between Ghani and Osmani.

The Office of the President in a statement confirmed that President Ghani has issued a decree confirming the dismissal of Osmani as the Minister of Energy and Water.

The statement further added that Deputy Energy and Water Minister has been appointed as the acting Minister of Energy and Water.

According to the Office of the President, Engineer Mohammad Gul Khulmi will take charge of the ministry until a new minister-designate has been introduced to the Lower Houe of the Parliament, Wolesi jirga, for confidence voting.

No further details have been given regarding the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Ali Ahmad Osmani as the Minister of Energy and Water.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that President Ghani has included the name of Ali Ahmad Osmani in the Exit Control List.

However,  the main reason behind the growing tensions between ARG Palace and Mr. Osmani has not been ascertained so far.