Lower House of Parliament Approves Three New Ministers

The Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday approved three ministers and rejected two ministerial nominees of the education and rural rehabilitation development. Afghan lawmakers also did not approve the head of the Central Bank.

Ahmad Jawad Osmani was approved as minister of Public Health with 145 votes in favor, Mohibullah Samim as minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs with 209 votes, and Karima Hamid Faryabi as minister of Economy with 136 votes.

Parliament Members voted out Rangina Hamidi as minister of Education, with 114 voting in favor, Mujib Rahman Karimi as minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, with 118 votes in favor, and Ajmal Ahmadi, head of the Central Bank, who received 72 votes in favor.

In previous session at the Parliament, the parliament speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani asked President Ghani to introduce two new nominees for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and of Information and Culture, respectively.

2 / December 2020
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