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9 in the run for Wolesi Jirga Administrative Board

9 in the run for Wolesi Jirga Administrative Board

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:13

KABUL (Pajhwok): Three lawmakers jumped into the race for the first deputy speaker, two for the second and four others for secretary and deputy secretary on Saturday.

Abdul Rahim Ayubi, a lawmaker from Kandahar, Hamayun Hamayun from Khost, Mohammad Nazir Ahmadzai, a representative of Kochis, are in the run for the first deputy speaker slot.

Syed Ali Kazimi and Ghulam Farooq Majroh are candidates for the second deputy speaker while Abdul Qadir Zazai, an MP from Kabul and Abdul Raouf Inami for the secretary, Samin Barakzai, and Irfanullah Irfan for the deputy secretary.

Ballots are being cast days after the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- returned from a 45-dy winter recess.