One woman approved for Afghan Cabinet

One woman approved for Afghan Cabinet
# 16 January 2010 11:52 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ziya Agazade – APA. The Afghan parliament has approved one of three women nominated by President Hamid Karzai as part of his second slate of Cabinet choices after the initial list was rejected.
Voting is still under way, but six of 17 new nominees have been approved and four rejected, APA reports citing “Associated Press”.
Lawmakers approved Amina Afzali as work and social affairs minister on Saturday but rejected the women put forward for the women’s affairs and public health portfolios.
The parliament’s earlier rejection of the only woman on Karzai’s current team — Minister of Women’s Affairs Husn Bano Ghazanfar — was an awkward blow to the president, who has pledged to place more women in high government posts in the traditionally male-dominated society.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED