KANKASH: Parliament Rejects Stanekzai as Defense Minister

The defense nominee Masoom Stanekzai failed on Saturday to win a vote of confidence from the Parliament – as the key ministry is left abandoned for more than nine months.

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Introduced last week to the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) by the Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Stanekzai got 84 votes in favor when he required 107 votes to get approved as National Unity Government (NUG’s) defense minister.

Before the voting started, Stanekzai presented his future action plan, which was proven unsatisfactory to a total of 213 MPs present at the session.

Stanekzai was the third defense nominee being rejected by the Parliament over the past nine months since NUG took power last year in September.

In this episode of Kankash, host Haris Jamalzada discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Shenkai Karokhil, MP
• Zahir Sadat, MP
• Meya Gul Wasiq, military analyst

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