By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga—Lower House of the Parliament—on Monday with a majority votes disqualified minister of higher education for failing in spending budgetary allocations during the outgoing Afghan fiscal year.
Lawmakers also voted for minister of justice Basir Anwar and minister of urban development Sayed Mansour Naderi, but both survived of wrath of Wolesi Jirga and remained as ministers.
“Wolesi Jirga members sacked Minister of Higher Education Farida Mohmand in her absence with the majority of vote,” said Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi.
He said that minister of higher education has been failed to spend the allocated development budget, thus she was rejected by the parliament members.
“We want the president to introduce new qualified nominees for the mentioned ministry as soon as possible,” he added.
The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) of Parliament members, with a majority vote, last week made decision to summon 19 ministers and numbers of departmental heads to brief legislators regarding their failure in spending budgetary allocations during the outgoing Afghan fiscal year.
Law makers decided to disqualify those ministers, who their answers were not logical and convincing.
Till date lawmaker has sacked six ministers including Minister of Ministers of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani, Labor and Social Affairs Nasrin Oryakhil, Public Work Mahmoud Baligh, Education Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, Transport and Civil Aviation Mohammadullah Batash and Higher Education Farida Mohmand in the past three days.