Taliban announced members of “acting” govt, Mohammad Hasan Akhund as PM & Abdul Ghani Baradar deputy Afghan leader.
AFGHANISTAN: September 7, 2021
Taliban announces interim govt
Taliban spokesperson said the country will now be called the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Afghanistan had “gained freedom”, and “only the will of Afghans” will be applicable in the country.
“After today, no one will be able to interfere in Afghanistan.”
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday announced members of the “acting” government, saying that it will be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund while the group’s co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy Afghan leader.
Taliban’s deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani will be the acting interior minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi will be the acting foreign minister, political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will be the acting deputy foreign minister and Mullah Yaqoob will be the acting defence minister, he announced during a press conference in Kabul.
The heads of various other ministries will be appointed soon, Mujahid added.
“All groups have been represented in the cabinet,” he said. Taliban will “work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and Sharia (Islamic law) in the country, protecting the country’s highest interests, securing Afghanistan’s borders, and ensuring lasting peace, prosperity and development”.