In a meeting with a number of Balkh residents in Kabul, Second Deputy to the CEO of the National Unity Government (NUG) Muhammad Mohaqeq said that the president and chief executive will announce an important portion of the cabinet "today or tomorrow" pertaining to the sectors of economy and security.
"The formation of the cabinet will take a little longer to develop, but the results will be worth the wait," Mohaqeq said. "By the grace of God, the main part—the sectors of economy and security—will be announced today or tomorrow. The remainder of the cabinet will be announced in a week or 10 days."
Meanwhile, the Senate has asked the NUG to introduce qualified and specialized people to the House of Representatives so they obtain the vote of confidence.
"As per the law of Afghanistan, the demand of the people, the need of time and promises made by the president and chief executive, the new cabinet nominees should be knowledgeable and have the ability to rightfully practice their responsibilities with professionalism," Deputy Chairman for the Senate, Muhammad Alam Izadyar, said. "It should be someone who can save Afghanistan from going to a crisis."
Senator Zalmai Zabuli requested that President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah only present those qualified for the position.
"Our request is that before they present unspecialized people to the House of Representatives and Senate, they should reconsider the list that has been released," Zabuli said. "The government must not divide the nation just to please one person."
Members of Parliament will be leaving for their winter vacation in a month, hence they have asked the government to select qualified ministers so that the nominees can receive the vote of confidence from Parliament.