New Delhi: Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday issued a legislative decree giving Hindus and Sikhs one seat in the country`s lower house of parliament.
With this, the Afghan parliament will now have 250 seats.
This follows Karzai`s approval of cabinet amendments of Aug 26, a statement by the president`s office said.
Under Afghan law, the president can issue decrees when parliament is on vacation.
The decree comes ahead of 2014 presidential election and parliamentary polls in 2015.