Hindus, Sikhs get one seat in Afghan Parliament

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday issued a legislative decree giving Hindus and Sikhs one seat in the country`s lower house of parliament.

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.
IANS