Wednesday 15 Feb,
A source in ministry of Parliamentary Affairs told Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) that the list of nine ministers has been sent to Afghan parliament to win vote of confidence
List of them:
1- Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education.
2- Engineer Najibullah Aazhang, Minister of Public Works.
3- Dr Hassan Abdulhai, Minister of Urban Development.
4- Wais Barmak, Minister of Rural Development.
5- Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health.
6- Mohammad Ismail Khan, Minister of Energy and Water.
7- Husn Banu Ghazanfar, Minister of Women Affairs.
8- Amirzai Sangin, Minister of Communication and Technology.
9- Daoud Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport and Aviation
The ministries of Public Health, Transport and Aviation, Higher Education, Water and Energy, Women's Affairs, Communication and Technology and Urban Development are being managed by acting ministers since 2010.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai chaired a session of council of ministers (CM) at the presidential palace yesterday that discussed delivering of services and instructed the second administrative units in the provinces, the independent local organs department, the independent commission of administrative reforms and civil services led by head of administration affairs and secretariat of the CM to review the structures of the second government administrative units in terms of work quality, observance of appropriations, tribal composition and delivering of services to the people and report back to the CM in two months time.
The CM also instructed the minister of public works, to review the course of the road of Kapisa Sorobi through the Gia village of Nejrab district and report on its design to the coming CM session.
Meanwhile the ministries of education, health, rehabilitation and rural development and other ministries were advised to design reconstruction projects in that village.
The ministry of information and culture received instructions to align the publication of the National Radio-TV in accordance with the government polices and provision of the Constitution and observe balance of national languages in its programs in the center and provinces.
Meanwhile, the policy of the government was taken up with the CM by national security advisor and it was stressed that in this policy, 23 instances of the government policies, including the main historic round and the current transformations of the government has been reflected including the economic, social development of the country in the coming five years.
The CM after debating this advised the government ministries and departments express their viewpoints in relations to the economic, social and foreign and security policy of the country in three days and refer it to the National Security Council and the advisor of the council considering those viewpoints insert corrections and after its finalization refer it to the coming CM session.
The minister of justice informed the CM on the decisions of the law committee of the CM in the following manner.
The draft of the law against corruption in the light of provision against corruption has been prepared in 5 chapters and 26 articles.
The CM after debating it decided that this draft is discussed at the judiciary meeting led by the president of Afghanistan.
Minister of justice presented the draft of amendment of phase of article 16 of the center for reforms and correction of children that was confirmed by the CM.
The charter of the Ariana Airlines was presented as well.
According to the recommendation of the International Aviation Organization basic changes have occurred in its former charter.
The CM after discussing this confirmed the charter in principle and advised the ministry of justice to bring about essay amendments in the charter and finalize it.
The minister of commerce and industries, informed the CM on the demand of the embassy of the Russian Federation pertaining to waiving rejection of its shares in the ASTRAS and AFSOTR companies and stressed that due to non-presence of the Russian shareholders the former commerce minister, informed the decision of the Afghan government pertaining to new structure of these companies ten years back while the accounts of the companies have not yet been finalized and the names of the Russian shareholders still remain on the documents of the companies.
The CM advised the ministry so after assessment of the decisions once again evaluate these issues and carry on legal measures in relations to the shares of the Russian shareholders in the two companies.
The proposal of the Afghan Red Crescent Society on allocation of USD two million for treatment of 500 children suffering from heart holes by Fatema Gailani director general of the ARCS.
It was stressed that so far 1950 children having the same disease were treated abroad at the total budget of USD 4.5 million and 1900 other children have registered of which 500 of them due to seriousness of their problems need to be immediately sent abroad.
The CM advised the finance ministry to allocate for the time being USDI million during the current year for the treatment of the children and the ARCS should prepare the structure for assistance of the ARCS, the government and the people in this respect.
The members of the Council of Ministers also promised financial aid to the ARCS for their salaries.
Three international conventions were presented by foreign minister which were confirmed accordingly.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Jamahir anwari, minister of refugees and returnees refused the accusation made by head of complaints commission for Mishrani Jirga Dr. Zalmay Zabuli, Anwari said, “I considered the statement and allegations made by Dr. Zabuli as prejudice.” Zabuli in a news conference accused Jamahir Anwari of appointment unskilled and inexperienced individuals as advisors for his ministry.
The ministry of refugees and returnees asserted general directors and advisors of the ministry have no blood relations with him and rejected all accusations and allegations made against him.
Dr. Anwari added Dr. Zalmay Zabuli, head of the complaints commission for Mishrano Jirga had to contact with him, adding if Zabuli did so, he would be provided all verifications and proofs.
Dr. Anwari also said the ministry of refugees and returnees has spent 48% of the development budget of 1389 according to documents provided by ministry of finance.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga on Monday, approved two agreements on cooperation with Turkmenistan and the International Law Development Organization (IDLO).
The agreement with Turkmenistan envisages increased cooperation in areas of economic, culture, development and fuel extraction.
The accords were approved after being referred to the lower house of parliament by commissions on international affairs and justice, MP Dr. Jafar Mehdavi told this news agency, the 19-article agreement with Turkmenistan was focused on friendship, respect for each other’s territorial integrity, national sovereignty and cooperation in economic, culture and fuel extraction sectors.
Among the 128 MPs present, 123 voted in favor of the cooperation pact.
The accord with the IDLO is focused on cooperation with the Afghan justice sector.
The pact was approved by a majority of lawmakers.
Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said IDLO would help strengthen the capacity of courts, attorney offices and the justice ministry under the agreement.
Headquartered in Italy, IDLO has a decade long history of cooperation with the Afghan government, said Mohammad Abda, a lawmaker representing northern Balkh province. He said the agreement would help reform the judicial system.