Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Acting Ministers Completing Two Years!

The acting ministers have now completed almost two years remaining firm to their seats despite serious objections from various circles. Objections, because the President of Afghanistan can only appoint acting ministers when there is an emergency condition in the country or there is no parliament to approve the nominees as ministers or some other serious resembling obstacles. In such cases the tenure of an acting minister can be one month. Now that the acting ministers are very close to complete two years on their seats, it has become quite obvious that the government itself is not taking the issue as 'serious.' It seems like president Karzai administration is leaving behind an awful history of handling issues.

It is not the fault of the seven acting ministers to hold their positions for such a long period but President's and the previous parliament's. These acting ministers were among the nominees who were introduced by President on December 25, 2009 and June 26, 2010 but were rejected by the previous parliament. Amazing was this, that nominees belonging to majority were accepted and those belonging to minorities were rejected. This was followed by serious criticism from public as the judgment of the parliament was completely based on bias and prejudice. Since last year, President Karzai has tried to keep his attention diverted from this issue which is not in the benefit of country.

Last week the current parliament notified the President to introduce the remaining members of his cabinet. The parliament has sent several notification in the past too and this conceived the final, MPs maintain. It is yet to be seen that when the nominees will be send to parliament by President. Will faces be repeated? And, will parliament decide right this time? Not forget that, this is the same parliament that took more than a month to elect its speakers. Many believe decisions on major national issues would come out of this parliament after many troublesome discussions as its significant number of member is formed by people having biased kind of thinking.