BBC News - Afghan cabinet: New setback for President Ghani
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to form a cabinet have run into further trouble after the withdrawal of the man he nominated as finance minister.
Ghulam Jilani Popal stepped aside citing personal reasons, according to a government official.
Many ministerial posts remain unfilled, four months after tense elections.
There are also concerns that as many as 11 of those primed to enter the cabinet of 25 may hold dual citizenship, which would preclude them under Afghan law.