President Ghani Issues Decree On Acting Ministers’ Appointment

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Tuesday December 2, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by issuing a decree has appointed deputies of ministries and deputies of independent administrations as acting Ministers and acting directors for relevant ministries and independent administrations until appointment of new Ministers and directors, Presidential press office stated BNA.
The decree issued in this regard is as follows:
1. Deputies of ministries and deputies of independent administrations are to act as Ministers and directors of relevant Ministries and independent administrations until appointment of new Ministers and new directors for independent administrations.
2. Acting Ministers and directors of independent administrations should seriously avoid appointing and firing relevant employees until appointment of new Ministers and directors of independent administrations.
3. For completion of their duties during official visit of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to UK, acting Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Commerce and Industries and Women Affairs are to continue their duties until they return home.
Names of deputy Ministers and deputies of independent administrations acting as Ministers and heads of relevant ministries and independent administrations are as follows:
1. Zarar Ahmad Usmani, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2. Enayatullah Nazari, Acting Minister of National Defense.
3. Gen. Ayoub Salangi, Acting Minister of Interior.
4. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Acting Minister of Finance.
5. Sayed Yousuf Halim, Acting Minister of Justice.
6. Mohammad Asif Nang, Acting Minister of Education.
7. Mohammad Usman Baburi, Acting Minister of Higher Education.
8. Ghulam Nabi Farahi, Acting Minister of Information and Culture.
9. Dr. Dayiul Haq Aabid, Acting Minister of Hajj and Endowment.
10. Wasel Noor Muhmand, Acting Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled.
11. Ahmad Jan Naeem, Acting Minister of Public Health.
12. Hosson Bano Ghazanfar, Acting Minister of Women Affairs.
13. Fazil Ahmad Azimi, acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriates.
14. Dr. Sayed Ahmad Haqbin, Acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs.
15. Haroon al-Rashid Shirzad, acting Minister of Counter Narcotics.
16. Hukom Khan Habibi, Acting Minister of Economy.
17. Shaker Kargar, acting Minister of Commerce and Industries.
18. Salim Khan Kunduzi, Acting Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.
19. Mir Ahmad Javid Sadat, acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum.
20. Ghulam Ali Rasekh, acting Minister of Transport.
21. Tareq Asmati, Acting Minister of Rehabilitation and Rural Development.
22. Hassamuddin Hassam, Acting Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.
23. Hamid Jalil, Acting Minister of Urban Development.
24. Ghulam Farooq Qarizada, Acting Minister of Water and Energy.
25. Noor Gul Mangal, acting Minister of Public Works.
26. Abdul Matin Baig, acting director of independent administration of local organs.
27. Dr. Karim Baz, Acting State Minister in Parliamentary Affairs.

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