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  Afghan Supreme Court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Afghan Supreme Court (Stera Mahkama) is the court of last resort in Afghanistan.
The Afghan Constitution allows for judges to be trained in either civil or Islamic law.
Some Afghan watchers believe that President Hamid Karzai will make reforming the nation's Supreme Court a goal in his first term as democratically elected president.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghan_Supreme_Court   (420 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Afghans are disappointed at the slow pace of economic reconstruction, especially the neglect of infrastructure and major industry.
the ministers of the cabinet and the NGO proprietors.
Afghans, young and old, missing arms or legs are a common sight around the capital, all victims of this indiscriminate and invisible enemy.
www.sabawoon.com /news/printall.asp?pDate=12/26/2004   (9897 words)

 Guardian | Karzai names transitional Afghan cabinet
The Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai, today named an executive cabinet for an 18-month transitional administration, dividing key ministries between ethnic Tajiks and Pashtuns, the two dominant ethnic groups in the country.
Delegates of the loya jirga, grand council, charged with endorsing the new government, had voiced concern that the top three cabinet posts would be dominated by ethnic Tajiks from the Panjshir valley, members of the northern alliance of opposition groups who fought the former Taliban regime.
In all, he named 14 ministers in a long-awaited speech to the 1,650 delegates packed inside a tent in the Afghan capital.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4443372-108920,00.html   (578 words)

 Constitution of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Afghanistan is elected directly by the Afghan people to a five-year term, and can be elected no more than twice.
The president must be Muslim, an Afghan citizen born of Afghan parents, and should not be guilty of war crimes.
Appointing the nation's ministers, the attorney general, the director of the central bank, and the justices of the Supreme Court with the approval of the main legislative body, the Wolesi Jirga.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_Constitution   (1104 words)

 Pakistan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Day-to-day administration is performed by a prime minister (drawn from the national assembly) and cabinet appointed by the president.
Nawaz Sharif, prime minister 1990–93 and leader of the right-of-centre Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML–N), secured a landslide victory in the February 1997 general election, winning 134 of the lower house's 204 directly elected seats: a further 13 seats were reserved for women and minorities.
The cabinet, to be known as the National Security Council, included Shaukat Aziz, a senior executive with Citibank in New York, as his finance minister, and the central bank governor, Mohammed Yaqub, who had worked at the IMF for 20 years.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pakistan   (5721 words)

 Sabawoon Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Afghan President Hamed Karzai's spokesman Jawid Ludin says cabinet ministers are not permitted party affiliations and he believes that by giving up party political considerations, they are better able to serve the people.
Before their appointment to the new cabinet, the ministers were told about this issue and they agreed to eschew any party affiliations.
At the first cabinet meeting, which was held on Monday [27 December], the president urged all the ministers to prepare their short-term, medium-term and long-term plans as soon as possible.
www.sabawoon.com /read.asp?cat=1&ViewNews=1&newsdate=12/31/2004   (8647 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - New Afghan Cabinet Configuration Source of Discontent for Many Pashtuns
Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s new cabinet configuration should yield even greater political and military powers to the already dominating faction of Tajiks from the Panjshir Valley, as well as to other warlords.
Karzai’s appointments have created widespread disappointment amongst many Afghans and Western and UN diplomats who believed that after the massive endorsement he received at the mid-June Loya Jirga (LJ) and the widespread criticism of the warlords, he would be strong enough to distance himself from them.
"The legitimacy of the cabinet is dependent on the formation of a parliament and its decisions." Qanooni also publicly mulled the idea of establishing a multi-ethnic opposition party.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav062402.shtml   (1692 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Afghan Cabinet takes its oath
"The Cabinet that we swore in will be loyal to Afghan law and the national interests," Karzai said after a closed-door ceremony in which he gave the oath to 25 of the 27 new ministers.
The Cabinet selections are seen as crucial to how the country deals with problems such as a destroyed infrastructure, a stubborn Taliban and Al Qaeda insurgency, and a booming opium trade that accounts for three-quarters of the world's market.
The Afghan leader has pledged to bring more professionalism to his government, and said yesterday the new members of his government must put aside ethnic and regional affiliations to serve the entire nation.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/12/25/afghan_cabinet_takes_its_oath   (674 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Afghan Americans Hold Levers of Power
Four other cabinet members, the governor of the Central Bank, Karzai's chief of staff and one of four vice presidents are Afghan Americans who lived for years in exile.
He says he is the most highly and widely educated Afghan in the world when it comes to military affairs, and he has written extensively about the Afghan military for scholarly journals and the mass media, in addition to reporting on Afghanistan and Central Asia for VOA for almost two decades.
Many Afghan and Western observers say the aggressive approach that officials such as Jalali bring to their ministries is essential to the development of the country.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A49209-2003Feb9?language=printer   (1152 words)

 U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees
Afghan women, as well as men, are increasingly benefiting from all of these efforts to improve the security situation, not just in Kabul, but also across most of the country.
The Cabinet includes two women Ministers; many more women serve throughout the government; two of the nine members of the Constitutional Drafting Committee and seven of the 35 members of the Constitutional Review Commission are women; and thousands of women participated in the public consultations on the Constitution.
Afghan women have identified jobs as one of their most important concerns, and that is why U.S. programs stress education and skills training as a top priority.
www.state.gov /g/wi/rls/33787.htm   (8338 words)

Suspected neo-Taliban guerillas are reported to have killed Afghan government soldiers with rockets and machine guns in a nighttime attack on a checkpoint in the southwest of the country, AP reported 18 April.
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has announced plans to reduce the size of his cabinet, which he said was oversized and ineffective, AFP reported on 20 April.
Karzai said the cabinet's 29 members are hindering "creation of the necessary regulatory authorities to promote...the private sector as the key engine of our growth." Karzai told top Afghan officials to prepare a plan for reducing the size of the cabinet within two weeks, AFP reported.
www.rferl.org /reports/afghan-report/2004/04/16-280404.asp   (5068 words)

 Peace Corps Online | December 6, 2001 - Omaha World Herald: RPCV has close ties to Hamid Karzai, Afghan Leader chosen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Afghan leaders meeting in Germany selected an interim Cabinet with Omaha ties, including a chairman who visited here in 1999.
Afghan leaders applauded and embraced Wednesday as they signed the pact creating the temporary administration for their war-ravaged nation.
The Cabinet includes members of all four major ethnic groups, none of which is a majority of the population.
www.peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/6265.html   (724 words)

 Afghan Cabinet of Ministers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan is made of the heads of all the government ministries.
The president selects the members of cabinet with the approval of the National Assembly of the country.
These are the current members of the Cabinet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghan_Cabinet_of_Ministers   (102 words)

 New Afghan Cabinet, minus some warlords, sworn in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim, a major Tajik strongman and the head of the northern alliance that helped the United States oust the Taliban in 2001, was sacked in the Cabinet shuffle and replaced by his deputy, Abdul Rahim Wardak, as part of a crackdown on warlords in the government.
The new ministers _ 27 in all _ were sworn in by Karzai during a closed ceremony at the presidential palace, said Khaleeq Ahmed, a spokesman at the presidency.
The Afghan leader has pledged to bring more professionalism to his government, and has embraced a constitutional decree that all ministers be college-educated and that they give up citizenship in any other country.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/8393.html   (721 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Afghan minister murder probe begins
Two cabinet members - the Labour and Social Affairs Minister, Mir Wais Sadeq, and the Public Works Minister, Abdul Khaliq Fazal - are heading the inquiry team.
But the public works minister said he was informed on Wednesday that there were no suspects in Saudi custody.
The Afghan police are also investigating his murder.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/south_asia/1831692.stm   (420 words)

 Afghan president holds first Cabinet meeting, urges ministers to stay away from politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai held his first Cabinet meeting on Monday, urging his ministers to avoid political intrigue and work together for the future of this war-battered country.
"I want a Cabinet that is at the service of the people, and which participates in the reconstruction of the country," said Karzai, who was sworn in earlier this month as Afghanistan's first democratically-elected president.
Karzai gave the ministers a week to report back to him on their long and short term plans.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/12/27/international0632EST0470.DTL   (455 words)

 Young leaders take Afghan helm | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yesterday, four Afghan delegations signed a UN-brokered agreement that set a road map for the devastated country's political future and named a provisional cabinet of 30 ministers.
The Northern Alliance is expected to hold three key ministries in the provisional government, with Abdullah Abdullah as foreign minister, Mohammed Quassim Fahim as defense minister, and Yunus Qanooni as interior minister.
Sunil Dasgupta, a researcher at Washington's Brookings Institution, says that the new agreement is a good start but that the interim government is still not representative enough of Pashtuns, who are expected to start pushing their interests once the tribal council is called.
www.csmonitor.com /2001/1206/p1s1-wosc.html   (1247 words)

 Bonn Agreement (Afghanistan) - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A nationally-agreed-upon government would require at least one loya jirga to be convened; however, in the absence of law and order in the wake of the rapid victory of American and Afghan Northern Alliance forces, immediate steps were felt to be required.
Under the Bonn Agreement the Afghan Constitution Commission was established to draft a new constitution in consultation with the public.
The Bonn Agreement called for a loya jirga to be convened within 18 months of the establishment of the Transitional Authority and for the use of the 1964 constitution as the basis for a new constitution.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/2001_Bonn_Agreement   (301 words)

 Hindutva Series : Hindu History - National Revival and the Liberation of India by the Marathas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 20 years from 1740 to 1760 saw a see-saw battle between the Afghans and the Marathas for the domination of North India.
With the defeat of Mohammed Shah, the Moghul Emperor in 1740 by Nadir Shah (in whose army Ahmed Shah Abdali was a general), the Mughal power steadily declined and its place was usurped by the Rohillas who were led by an ambitious and ruthless chieftain named Najib Khan.
But the Afghans too suffered heavy losses and decided enough was enough and went back to Afghanistan never to return to India.
hindutva.org /landmaratha.html   (7778 words)

 The Rise of an Illiberal Democracy in India: A Case-Study of the Crisis in Punjab by Sikh Genocide Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Under his leadership, the Sikh ruled areas ranging from the banks of the Indus in the west to the Ganges in the east, and from the Himalayas in the north to the desert wastes of Sind in the south.
There was a nonviolent Sikh protest movement, but it was eclipsed when the Prime Minister rebuffed its demands…Since Indian independence in 1947, Sikhs have pleaded for greater autonomy and for specific recognition of their religion in the Constitution.
The program implementation minister (whatever that means), Raghuraj Pratap Singh, was being investigated for two murders, three attempted murders, and several kidnappings (twenty-five crimes in all).
www.sikhgenocide.org /background.htm   (9962 words)

 0402-Week of January 13, 2004
So it's not just Tony Blair who's elected but the foreign secretary—the equivalent of the secretary of state—and all of the ministers, are members, elected members of the legislature, of Parliament.
So when the Prime Minister forms a government, he has to use elected politicians as the ministers in his cabinet.
And it's also said then that the link between the representative and his constituents, the feeling that constituents have that they can go to their representative and make their voices heard is stronger in a presidential system.
commongroundradio.org /shows/04/0402.shtml   (7223 words)

 Afghan minister arrives in Delhi -DAWN - Top Stories; November 1, 2002
NEW DELHI, Oct 31: Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah arrived here on Thursday for talks on India’s help in rebuilding his war-ravaged country, an official said.
During his four-day visit to New Delhi, the Afghan minister will also hold wide-ranging talks with his Indian counterpart Yashwant Sinha on Sunday, he said.
Sinha visited Kabul in August and held meetings with at least eight Afghan cabinet ministers, during which he reiterated India’s commitment to help in the restoration of peace in Afghanistan.
www.dawn.com /2002/11/01/top13.htm   (232 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Executive branch
Cabinet includes the official name for this body of high-ranking advisers and the method for selection of members.
cabinet: NA elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; presidents of the General and Regional Councils are appointed by the members of those councils
cabinet: NA elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2077.html   (12716 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And whether or not they read any Afghan history, they missed Kipling, who in a chapter preface to the novel Naulakha, wrote: It does no good for the Christian health to hustle the Asian brown, For the Christian riles, and the Asian smiles and weareth the Christian down.
New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh retained the foreign affairs portfolio in a ministerial reshuffle yesterday that added almost 20 new faces to his team, largely aimed at bolstering regional support before state polls.
We have given due consideration to the states," Singh said at the swearing in for the new ministers at the presidential palace.
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 Open Directory - News: Online Archives: CNN.com: 2002: July: Asiapcf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Afghan vice president assassinated in Kabul - [CNN]
Afghans vow assassination won't derail peace - [CNN]
Afghans protest over wedding party bombing - [CNN]
www.dmoz.org /News/Online_Archives/CNN.com/2002/July/Asiapcf   (2162 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
List of the members of the Cabinet of Ministers
Commerce Minister and Senior Advisor to the President: Hedayat Amin Arsala
Haj and Religious Affairs Minister: Professor Nematullah Shahrani
www.afghanistan-mfa.net /gov.html   (68 words)

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