Kabul, 07 Sept. 2021
Zabiullah Mujahid, Spokesperson, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced today 33 members cabinet led by Mohammed Hasan Akhund, Head of Advisory Council (Rehbri Shura) as the caretaker government after recapturing their country from the foreign invaders who ruled Afghanistan since October 2001. Taliban forces have captured Capital city of Kabul on 15th of August 2021, US forces vacated Afghanistan on 31st August 2021 under an international agreement signed between US and Taliban at Doha in February 2020.
US forces were supposed to leave Afghanistan completely by 30th of April 2021, however, US President Biden extended the date till 11th of September 2021. Following are cabinet members of the interim government :
Mullah Mohammed Hasan Akhund, Interim Prime Minister; Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Acting Interim Deputy Prime Minister; Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi, Deputy Prime Minister; Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq, Director, NDS; Mullah RahmatUllah Najib, Dy. Director, NDS; Mawlavi Taj Mir Jawad, Deputy Intelligence Chief; Rahmatullah Najib, Deputy Director intelligence; Sirajuddin Haqqani, Minister of Interior; Maulavi Noorud Din Jalali, Deputy Interior Minister; Mohammad Yaqoob, Minister of Defence; Mullah Mohammad Fazil Mazlum (Deputy Defense Minister), Khalil Ur Rehman Haqqani, Minister for Refugees; Mawlawi Amir Khan Mutaqi, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Qari Fasihuudin Loi, Chief of Staff Abbas Stanikzai, Deputy Foreign Minister; Mullah Hedayatullah Badri, Minister of Finance; Qari Din Hanif, Minister of Economy; Hidayatullah Badri, Minister of Commerce; Mohammad Idris, Head of Central Bank; Sheikh Mawlwai Noorullah Munir, Minister of Education; Abdul Baqi Haqqan, Minister for Higher Education; Mawlawi Noor Mohammad Saqib, Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs; Mawlawi Abdul Hakim Sharie, Minister of Justice; Mullah Noorullah Noori, Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs; Mullah Mohammad Younus Akhundzada, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Dev.; Mullah Abdul Manan Omari, Public Works; Mullah Mohammad Esa Akhund, Minister of Mines and Petroleum; Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor, Minister of Water and Energy; Mullah Hamidullah Akhundzada, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tpt; Transport; Najibullah Haqqani, Minister of Telecom; Haji Ahmad Jan Ahmadi, Head of Administrative Office; Khairullah Khairkhwaha, Director, Ministry of information and Culture; Mullah Abdul Haq Akhund (Deputy minister of counter-narcotics and interior), Taj Mir Jawad (deputy director military intelligence), and
Zabiullah Mujahid said that the remaining posts will be announced after careful deliberation.
Mullah Mohammed Hasan Akhund, Prime Minister in Caretaker government from Kandahar, is on a United Nations sanctions list. He has served as Foreign Minister during last Taliban government (1996-2001).
Sirajuddin Haqqani, appointed as Interior Minister is among the most wanted list of US FBI.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, the Taliban’s supreme leader has assured the Afghans that new leadership would ensure peace, prosperity and development in the country, people should not try to leave the country. He said that we will rebuild our war-torn country.