Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abas Stanekzai, said that government posts should be given to the people who deserve them and who are professionals.
The deputy foreign minister made the remarks at a gathering to introduce the Kabul governor.
“We should avoid selective treatment of relatives and friends. Every Afghan is my brother and I am proud of him, it doesn’t matter where is he being appointed, Stanekzai said.
Stanekzai called on the Islamic Emirate to provide resources for the people and to solve the economic challenges in the country.
“One of the issues of women and men ... is to open the doors of education for them. The difference between a scholar and an unwise individual has been cited in several parts of the (holy) Quran,” he said.
Speaking at the same gathering, the recently appointed Kabul governor Mohammad Qassim Khalid pledged to address the challenges of Kabul residents.
“We will try to unity the nation. We will not use preferential treatment based on ethnic and tribal considerations, or location,” he said.
In the past 15 months, three governors have been appointed in Kabul.
One month ago Mohammad Isa Yaseen was appointed governor of Kabul but he was replaced on Thursday by Mohammad Qassim Khalid.