introduce to lower house of parliament new nominees for the remaining cabinet posts," a statement from his office said.
No timeframe was given for the new nominations and parliament has now gone into recess for more than a month.
This leaves only a third of the cabinet approved as Afghanistan begins the tough task of fighting the resilient Taliban insurgency without the help of Nato combat troops.
The US-led Nato mission which began in 2001 was downgraded in late December to support and training for the Afghan army and police.
About 17,000 foreign soldiers, most of them American, will still be deployed in Afghanistan this year, but US troop numbers are set to halve within 12 months and fall to almost nothing in two years.-Agencies