Afghan parliament sacks five ministers
The Afghan Parliament has dismissed five ministers over the weekend leaving just the Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi unscathed. Parliament was, apparently, unsatisfied with the briefings given by the ministers concerning their ministries expenditure and development budgets.
Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi has asked President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to nominate replacements. Eleven more ministers still have to go through the parliamentary process.
The ministers dismissed are:
Mahmoud Baligh; Minister of Public Works
Nasreen Owryakhel; Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs & Disabled
Salahuddin Rabbani; Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assadullah Hanif Balkhi; Minister of Education
Muhamadullah Batash; Minister of Transportation and Education