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List of 16 minister-designates to be sent to WJ on Monday

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The list of 16 new cabinet picks would be officially sent to Wolesi Jirga on Monday, said the minister of parliamentary affairs.

Ghulam Nabi Farahi told Azadi Radio on Sunday that he will hand over the list of 16 new cabinet picks to administrative board of Wolesi Jirga on Monday.

The list include Hamayun Rassa as minister-designate of commerce and Industries, Abdul Bari Jahani as minister-designate of information and culture, Assadullah Zamir as minister-designate of borders and tribal affairs, Mahmoud Baligh as minister-designate of Public Works, Abdul Sattar Murad as minister-designate of economy, Mohammadullah Batash as minister-designate of transportation and civil aviation, Assadullah Hanif Balkhi as minister-designate of education, Sayed Sadat Nadiri as minister-designate of urban development, Abdul Basir Anwar as minister-designate of justice, Abdul Razaq Wahidi as minister-designate of telecommunication and information technology and Ali Osmani as minister-designate of water and energy.

The list also include four women—Dilbar Nazari as minister-designate of women’s affairs, Salamat Azimi as minister-designate of counter narcotics, Farida Mohmand as minister-designate of higher education and Nasrin Oryakhel as minister-designate of labors, social affairs, martyrs and disabled. There is no name for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in the list.

However, Farahi said that minister-designate of the MoD will be introduced soon.

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