Afghan parliament endorsed on Saturday 10 nominees for ministerial positions.
The parliament held vote confidence for the 10 nominees after hearing their plans over the past few days and there were no rejections.
The parliament’s strength was 246 and a nominee needed 124 votes to win.
Among the nominees, Fazl Ahmad Manawi for justice minister, received the highest votes of 220.
The following is a list of ministerial nominees who were approved by parliament and the number votes they received.
Haneef Atmar – Foreign Minister – 197 votes
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal – Finance Minister – 205 votes
Asadullah Khalid – Defense Minister – 206 votes
Masoud Andarabi – Interior Minister – 214 votes
Fazl Ahmad Manawi – Justice Minister – 220 votes
Masooma Khawari – Minister of Communications and Information Technology – 154 votes
Abbas Baseer – Minister of Higher Education – 197 votes
Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj – Minister of Labor and Social Affairs – 190 votes
Qasim Halimi – Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs – 148 votes
Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani – Minister of Industry and Commerce – 213 votes