Afghan Cabinet Reshuffled

KABUL, Oct 11 (Reuters): The cabinet was reshuffled on Saturday resulting in multiple ministries receiving new heads.

The Minister of Education, Hanif Atmar , has been reassigned to the Interior Ministry. The outgoing Interior Minister, Zarar Ahmad Moqbel, would become minister for refugees, while Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Farooq Wardak would become education minister. Other new appointments included the former governor of Kandahar, Asadullah Khaled, to the ministry of parliamentary affairs and Asef Rahimi to the agriculture ministry.

President Karzai made the new appointments "in order to bring positive changes in good governance," said Asif Nang, spokesman for the office of state minister for parliamentary affairs.