Karzai compiles new Afghan cabinet list
President Hamid Karzai presented Saturday a revised list of cabinet nominees to parliament for the second time to form a functioning government in Afghanistan, Press TV reported.
The list includes a candidate for the foreign ministerial post, which had been left vacant in the president's initial line-up.
More than 200 lawmakers must interview the candidates before voting can take place. Two portfolios, water and energy and communications, have yet to be taken up.
Last week, parliament only approved seven ministers from an initial list of 24 nominees. They were almost exclusively incumbent heads of key ministries such as defense, finance, interior and education.
Karzai is facing intense domestic and international pressure to appoint competent ministers.