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Lawmakers slam vice president for ‘insulting words’

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KABUL: The parliament canceled Tuesday session in criticizing first vice president Amrullah Saleh who had accused the legislators of corruption.

The members of parliament planned to listen to six nominees for cabinet, but the session was canceled.

Parliament Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani said that the Green Trend, a political party led by Saleh, is a “spy institution”, claiming that it receives funds from some foreign countries.

They called on Saleh to specify who was accused of corruption in the parliament.

Hasina Safi nominee for ministry of women’s affairs, Qodarullah Zaki nominee for ministry of transportation, Najibullah Yamin, nominee for ministry of public works, Noor Rahman Akhlaqi, nominee for ministry of repatriates, Mahmoud Karzai nominee for ministry of urban development and housing and Haroon Chakhansoori nominee for ministry of mines and petroleum were planned to share their programs with the lawmakers to get vote of confidence.

Saleh had earlier accused the members of parliament of “widespread corruption”, admitting that Ghani administration failed to try the corrupt people.

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