The Islamic Emirate in a new move dissolved the State Ministry for Peace, the State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs, the Independent Election Commission (IEC), and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).
Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said currently there was no need for these institutions and the leadership decided to dissolve them.
He said they will try to move the employees of these institutions to other departments.
“We are trying to recruit people in government departments based on capacities and vacancies. There should be an alternative job for employees of the institutions that are not necessary and are being dissolved,” Karimi said.
The State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs had 403 employees, the State Ministry for Peace had 38 employees, and the IEC had 1,021 employees, according to data available on their website. On the IECC’s website, however, the exact number of its employees was not published.
The political analysts’ comments on the decision are divided. Some analysts said it is a good decision and added that these institutions did not have an important role in governance, while others said the institutions were important and should not be dissolved.
“Unfortunately, right now there is no parliament and no elections and that is why these institutions have been dissolved,” Javad Hussaini, a political analyst said.
“Dissolution of the ministries and commissions, in fact, is a step toward demolishing the things related to the republic and democracy,” Sayed Haroon Hashimi, a political analyst said.
Previously the Islamic Emirate based the newly created Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the building of the Ministry of Women Affairs. This move was criticized by women's rights activists.