Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Farooq Wardak, a former minister under Hamid Karzai, as State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs.
Wardak, who acted as education minister and state minister of parliamentary affairs under Karzai, replaced Ghulam Nabi Farahi, who has been shifted to the newly created post of State Minister for Tourism.
In a separate decree, the president has nominated Faizullah Zaki as Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled.
He is expected to replace Nasrin Oryakheil, who was among seven ministers to be disqualified by the parliament last year.
Zaki, who is close to Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum, earlier was introduced by the unity government as nominee minister of transport, but failed to get parliamentary approval.
In another decree, Abdul Karim Khudam, has been appointed by the president as governor of Samangan. Khudam is a former deputy of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council.