Taliban announces new Govt in Afghanistan, shares list of ministers

The Taliban has appointed Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund as Prime Minister in the new Afghan government, with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Mullah Abdus Salam being his deputies.

Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader and Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as interior minister, Aljazeera reported quoting chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as saying during a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, has been named as defence minister.

Hedayatullah Badri will be the acting minister of finance, the report said.

“The Islamic Emirate decided to appoint and announce a caretaker cabinet to carry out the necessary government works,” the report quoted Mujahid as saying.

Mujahid named 33 members of “the new Islamic government” and said the remaining posts will be announced after careful deliberation.


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