With the one-week deadline proved futile, the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Parliament) has now decided to meet the government leadership to know the reason behind delaying the cabinet.
While yesterday, some of the lawmakers warned to summon President Ashraf Ghani to the Parliament for what they believe government’s negligence to Parliament’s decisions.
The disputed cabinet was once again the main topic of debate at the begging of new week on Saturday where the lawmakers quarreled on how to confront the problem.
“Today, in terms of law, we have no government,” MP Arif Rahmani said. “Actually we are currently suffering from security, economic and political crises.”
But later the calm atmosphere of the assembly turned unpleasant when the House speaker, Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, was accused of keeping silent on the issue.
“Mr. Speaker we are going to resign due to your silence,” warned Sayed Ikram, secretary of the House.
But after the MPs disputed on how to deal with the matter as every representative was presenting their own suggestions, the House decided to meet with the government leaders on the controversial issue.
“The administrative board, as decided, shall meet with the government leaders and present the outcome to the people,” Speaker Ibrahimi said.
However, the Presidential palace insists the cabinet nominees would be introduced to the Parliament as per the timeframe given by Ghani.
“As the Mr. President announced earlier, the cabinet nominees will be introduced in two to four weeks,” Ghani’s spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai said.
Not only the Parliamentarians, but the citizens are also fed up with the delay in the formation of cabinet, saying the current acting ministers and acting heads of government departments are neglecting people’s problems.