Who are the heads and ministers of the interim government of Afghanistan?

The Afghan Taliban formed an interim government and announced the names of ministers and cabinet members, according to which Chief Muhammad Ahsan Akhund has been elected.

Speaking at a news conference in Kabul, Zabihullah Mujahid announced the formation of a new government and the names of ministers.

He said that the head of the new government would be Muhammad Ahsan Akhund while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been given the post of Assistant Patron of the State and Ministers, while Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid has been appointed Minister of Defense and Siraj Haqqani has been appointed Minister of Interior.

According to Zabihullah Mujahid, Maulvi Mullah Hidayatullah will be the Minister of Environment, Mullah Khairullah will be the Minister of Information, Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Noorullah Munir will be the Patron of the Ministry of Education and Qari Din Muhammad will be the Minister of Economic Affairs.

Who is Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund?

Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the interim leader nominated by the Afghan Taliban, is also the head of the powerful Taliban Shura. He is from Kandahar, where the Taliban were founded. Mullah Mohammad Hassan is one of the founders of the Taliban. He has been the head of the Shura and is a religious scholar.

The new leader has worked with the current Taliban leader, Mullah Habibullah, for 20 years, and has also served as foreign minister in the previous Taliban government.

Mullah Mohammad Hassan also visited Pakistan as Foreign Minister in August 1999, where he met with then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is considered one of the leading leaders of the Taliban movement and one of the most important and close associates of Mullah Omar. Mullah Baradar was known as a key member of the Taliban Shura and Mullah Muhammad Omar’s deputy It is reported from the southern district of Uruzgan.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was born in 1968 while still a student. During this time, war broke out in Afghanistan with the entry of former Soviet Union forces. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar migrated with his family to Pakistan and settled in Kuchlak near Quetta. Took up residence.

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Prior to his capture in Pakistan in 2010, Mullah Baradar was not only the second-in-command of the Taliban, but is also considered the first Taliban government and then the mastermind of the war strategy against the United States.

After his release, Mullah Bardar demonstrated his ability to negotiate and diplomacy, and succeeded in meeting the Taliban’s basic demand for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, thanks to which the Taliban have been able to seize Kabul.

Minister of Defense Mullah Muhammad Yaqub

Mullah Yaqub, the son of Taliban founder Amir Mullah Omar, has also been given the most important post of Defense Minister. Mullah Yaqub has been a student of the current Taliban Amir Mullah Habibullah.

Sirajuddin Haqqani Interior Minister

Siraj Haqqani, the current head of the notorious Taliban Haqqani Network, has been given a key position in the Interior Ministry. Sirajuddin Haqqani is one of the two deputies of Taliban leader Mullah Habibullah. Sanctions were imposed and the United States has offered a reward of up to 5 million for information leading to the capture of Sirajuddin Haqqani. According to the FBI’s website, Haqqani is wanted for the 2008 Kabul hotel attack Six people, including an American citizen, were killed.

The Haqqani Network is also accused of supporting al-Qaeda in the United States, which was set up by Jalaluddin Haqqani in the 1980s to wage an armed struggle against the former Soviet Union. Despite the formation of the Taliban government in 1996, the Haqqani Network retained its identity. Jalaluddin Haqqani died in 2018, but before his death, the head of the Haqqani Network, Sirajuddin Haqqani, was handed over.

Siraj Haqqani’s uncle Khalil Haqqani has also been appointed Minister for Refugees in the new cabinet. Siraj Haqqani’s brother Anas Haqqani is also a senior Taliban leader.


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