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Wardak takes charge as parliamentary affairs minister

Wardak takes charge as parliamentary affairs minister

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25 Apr 2017 - 20:29
Wardak takes charge as parliamentary affairs minister
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25 Apr 2017 - 20:29

KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday introduced Ghulam Farooq Wardak as state minister for parliamentary affairs.

Danish told a ceremony aimed at introducing Wardak and the acting defence minister and army chief, handling relations and coordination between the three pillars of the state –executive, judiciary and legislature –was part of duty of the State Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

The second VP said close relationship existed between the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the three pillars of the state, adding the ministry’s role from political and legal viewpoint was vital and crucial in resolving problems.

According to him, with the takeover of the new minister, relations between the three branches of the government would be adjusted in an accurate and disciplined manner under the framework of the Constitution.

Wardak promised he would perform duties assigned to him with sincerity and would leave no effort at executing his duties. Wardak said even a slightest negligence in duty could bear harmful results for the nation and the government.

Wardak said his ministry was the only communication body between the government and the National Assembly for achieving big national goals and addressing the ministry’s legitimate concerns.

The former education minister was appointed as the state minister for parliamentary affairs in compliance with a presidential decree and he officially took charge today.

Wardak has also served as Director of Constitutional Commission Secretariat, Director General of Office of Administrative Affairs, Cabinet secretary. He succeeded Ghulam Nabi Farahi, who held the position for two and a half years.

Meanwhile, the 2nd VP also introduced the acting defence minister and chief of army staff.  A statement from the 2nd VP’s office said Danish introduced Tariq Shah Bahrami as acting defence minister and Sharif Yaftali as chief of army staff.

The VP said the perpetrators of the deadly attack on the military base would be crushed. He said the Ministry of Defence should prioritize revision of defense strategy, capacity building and equipping of security forces, combating corruption, prevention of political interference in the army and nationalizing the forces.

Danish said the Afghanistan nation had always been a real supporter and advocate of security forces and the structure of security forces should also formed of tribes in all levels.

The acting defence minister and the chief of army staff also pledged to perform their responsibilities honestly towards the nation of Afghanistan.

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