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President Ghani terminates 20 advisors

President Ghani terminates 20 advisors

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22 May 2021 - 16:00
President Ghani terminates 20 advisors
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22 May 2021 - 16:00

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has dissolved 20 of his advisories containing 136 employees, Pajhwok Afghan News learnt on Saturday.

Copies of documents obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News show that the posts of 17 advisers were terminated on the recommendation of the Administrative Office of the President.

According to the documents, the terminated advisors include Mohammad Humayun Qayyumi, advisor on infrastructure, human resources and technology, RizwanullahAhmadzai, advisor on health, Mohammad UsmanRahmani, adviser on ethnicities in western zone , Mohammad Sadiq, advisor on Ethnic and Social Affairs, Mukhtar Rashid, Dispute Resolution Advisor, JumaGulKhpalwak, Advisor on Tribal Affairs, Nader Mohseni, Anti-Corruption Adviser, Mohammad DaudJabarkhel, Honorary Adviser to the President on Investment Development, HafizullahMohseni, Mohammad HumayunShinwari Advisor on Public Affairs, Abdul Rahim Karimi, Advisor on Public Affairs and UN Coordination Advisor JavedNoorani.

But Javed Noorani said he resigned from the presidency last year 30th March 2020 and his office has now been canceled.

Meanwhile, NematullahShahrani, Advisor on Islamic Culture and Values, AmanullahMomand, Advisor on People’s Affairs, DilbarjanArman, and Advisor on Social Affairs, Abdul HaiNemati, and Adviser on Good Governance, MohiuddinBaloch, Advisor on Ethnic, Religious Affairs are among the 17 individuals.

One of the advisers, Mohammad HumayunQayoumi, resigned after Pajhwok Afghan News reported about one month and a half month ago that he had been involved in a project of the Afghan Embassy in United State and was accused of embezzling 719,000$ from a wall-building project.

According to another copy of the document, Sami Hamid, an advisor on innovation, FarooqWardak, an adviser on social affairs, and SohailaSiddique, an advisor in health are longer serving as advisors.

Amin Pacha, a person close to FarooqWardak, a former social affairs adviser to the president, said Wardak also resigned on March 23  and  his resignation was approved on 5 May.

Sami Hamid said, he also resigned about five months ago.

SohailaSiddique passed away due to an illness.

A reliable source in the Administrative Office also confirmed the cancellation of the consultations.

The source said nothing why the advisers were fired, but said it was ordered in line with the president’s decision.

Bk/ma

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