A source close to Abdullah confirmed that the Sepidar Palace led by Abdullah has finalized a list of the cabinet minister-designates.
Abdullah is expected to introduce 14 cabinet nominees including a woman as per the list received by Khaama Press.
According to the list, Abdullah will introduce Massoud Andarabi as minister-designate for the Ministry of Interior, Faza Ahmad Manawi as minister-designate for the Ministry of Justice, Anwar-ul Haq Ahadi for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Noor Rahman Akhlaqi for the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations, Mohibullah Samim for the Ministry of Ethnic and Tribal Affairs and Mustafa Mastoor as minister-designate for the State Ministry in Peace Affairs.
The other individuals to be introduced as cabinet nominees include Masooma Khawari for the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani for the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, Sadat Mansoor Naderi for the Ministry of Economy, Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Kanishka Turkistani for the Ministry of Higher Education, Abas Basir for the Ministry of Transport, Najib Aqa Fahim for the Ministry of Martyred and Disableds and Azizullah Aryanfar for the Directorate of Administrative Reforms.
The Sepidar Palace finalizes the list of the cabinet nominees almost two months after a political agreement was reached between Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.
According to earlier reports, the Sepidar Palace had earlier prepared two lists of the cabinet nominees which were not finalized due to internal differences.
This comes as the ARG Palace has so far introduced 11 minister-designates. Meanwhile, Abdullah can introduce 50% of the cabinet nominees or minsiter-designates as per the political agreement reached with President Ghani.