Afghan parliament voted to dismiss seven ministers and retain nine others over poor performance and budgetary issues during the last five days.
The last day on Wednesday considered Abdul Sattar Murad, the Minister of Economy, Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi, the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation and Ferozuddin Feroz, the Minister of Public Health.
All of the mentioned ministers survived the vote and remained in position.
The parliament Saturday began holding no-confidence vote for ministers who apparently failed to spend 70 percent of development budget in 2015.
In the first day, lawmakers dismissed all the three summoned ministers: Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Labor Minister Nasrin Oryakheil and Public Works Minister Mahmoud Baleegh.
Other ministers who have been sacked by the parliament are Education Minister Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, Transportation Minister Muhammadullah Batash, Higher Education Minister Farida Momand and Communication and IT Minister Abdul Razaq Waheedi.
The parliament has been asking unity government leaders to introduce nominees to replace the sacked ministers.
However, President Ashraf Ghani, who called the dismissals ‘unjustifiable’, has instructed cabinet ministers not to leave, urging Supreme Court to intervene.
Some officials have said that the dismissals could affect projects in the country and paralyze the government.
Wednesday’s votes are detailed below:
(118 disapprovals were required for a minister to be sacked.)