Ministers with dual citizenship must resign: Qadir

KABUL (Pajhwok): Haji Zahir Qadir, deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, on Tuesday said some incumbent ministers still held dual citizenship and if convincing evidence found they should tender resignation.
Without naming anybody Qadir said: “Among the cabinet members, some still hold dual citizenship. If proved they should resign.”
Qadir’s remarks comes at a time when parliament finally voted for 24 ministers after thoroughly evaluating their documents, making sure they did not hold dual citizenship.
Deputy speaker said before getting a vote of confidence the ministers had promised to resign if they were found with another country nationality.
Among the incumbent ministers, Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, minister of interior, Salahuddin Rabbani, foreign affairs minister and Sayed Sadaat Mansour Naderi, urban development minister had to cancel their second nationality before going to parliament for a vote of confidence.
Qadir warned the lawmakers could take back their votes from ministers in the same manner that they had voted for them. “No minister, governor or other officials can do anything against the law,” he added.

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