Fida Mohammad, head of the Wolesi Jirga’s security commission, placed the presidential decree before the lower house of the parliament for approval.
The decree had been issued by President Ashraf Ghani in response to demand from the people of Ghor. The district, named Murghab, contains 32 villages with a population of 19,000 individuals.
Fida Mohammad said Shorabak had been declared as the centre of the district. All permanent lower house commissions have approved the creation of the district.
All government institutions, including the Central Statistics Organisation, have come up with a positive response to the decree.
Of the 126 MPs present in the house, 124 voted for the creation of the new district of Ghor, which previously had 10 districts.