Taliban announces new Afghan government

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – September 8, 2021
KABUL (Afghanistan): Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the establishment of new Afghan government, in a press conference on Tuesday; the regime will be lead by commander Hibtullah Akhundzada.

According to detail, Muhammad Hassan Akhund will serve as the prime minister (PM), Abdul Ghani Baradar has been elected as the first (1st) deputy prime minister (D-PM) and Abdul Salam Hanafi as the second (2nd) D-PM.

Taliban spokesman Mujahid confirmed, “The Taliban have people from all regions, all languages ​​and all tribes and groups” highlighting “All are represented.”

He continued, “Everyone is a representative of this country. There is no difference between us” assuring “All will be treated equally.”

Taliban spokesman Mujahid clarified, “There is peace in Panjshir Valley” declaring “The war is over” warning “We will not allow anyone to make matters worse.”

He clarified, “Pakistan’s intervention in Panjshir Valley or Afghanistan is a rumour and a propaganda” warning “We have fought for 20 years against the occupation of the world’s superpower, no one’s intervention is acceptable.”

Taliban spokesman Mujahid educated, “The new Afghan PM Akhund is from Kandahar” informing “Taliban leadership is the leader of the shura” recalling “In the previous Taliban regime, he was the deputy prime minister, foreign minister and governor of Kandahar” reminding “He was a close advisor to Mullah Omar.”

In the new regime Najibullah Haqqani will serve as the communications minister (Comm-M), Khairullah Khairkhwa as the information minister (Inf-M), Sirajuddin Haqqani as the interior minister (IM) and Amir Khan Muttaqi as the foreign minister (FM).

Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai will serve as the deputy foreign minister (D-FM) and Noor Jalal as the deputy interior minister (D-IM).

Afghan chief of the army staff (COAS) will be Qari Fasihuddin, defence minister (Def-M) will be Muhammad Yaqub, refugees minister (Ref-M) will be Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani and the director of intelligence (DoI) will be Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq.

The deputy interior and anti-narcotics minister (D-IANM) will be Abdul Haq Akhund, deputy information minister (D-IM) will be the Taliban spokesman Mujahid himself, deputy director intelligence will be Taj Mir Jawad and Mullah Rahmatullah.

The finance minister (Fin-M) will be Hidayatullah Badri, education minister (Edu-M) will be Noorullah Munir, director central bank (DCB) will be Muhammad Idrees, director administrative affairs will be Ahmad Jan Ahmadi and the deputy defence minister (D-DM) will be Muhammad Fazil.

The commerce minister (Com-M) will be Qari Din Hanif, law minister will be Abdul Hakim, hajj and endowments minister (HEM) will be Noor Mohammad Saqib and the borders and tribes minister (BTM) will be Noorullah Noori.

The higher education minister (HEdu-M) will be Abdul Baqi, minerals minister (MM) will be Muhammad Younis Akhundzada, petroleum minister (PetM) will be Muhammad Issa Akhund and the water and power minister (WPM) will be Abdul Latif Mansoor.

The civil aviation and transport minister (CA-TM) will be Hamidullah Akhundzada and public works minister (PWM) will be Abdul Manan Omari.