Taliban name Afghanistan’s new government

The Taliban has named Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close associate to the late leader Mullah Omar, as top of Afghanistan’s new caretaker government, as acting prime minister weeks after it assumed control of the country.

Mohammad Hasan Akhund has been announced as the leader of the new acting government in Afghanistan on September 7, 2021 [File: Saeed Khan/AFP]
Mohammad Hasan Akhund has been announced as the leader of the new acting government in Afghanistan on September 7, 2021

The name of the minister announced by chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday was overwhelmed by individual privileged few, without any ladies included.

Abdul Ghani Baradar, the top of the Taliban’s political office, will be the deputy prime minster while Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network , has been named as interior minister.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of Mullah Omar, has been named as defense minister. Hedayatullah Badri will be the acting minister of finance, while Amir Khan Muttaqi, a Taliban negotiator in Doha, was named foreign minister.

What government best describes Afghanistan?

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ( Pashto د افغانستان اسلامي امارات ) – partially recognized state that existed in 1996 – 2001 and controlled much of the territory of Afghanistan. It was formed as a result of the civil war (1992-1996) when the Taliban Islamist movement seized power with the support of Pakistan [8] . Received diplomatic recognition from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia , UAE .

The Islamic Emirate was overthrown by the Northern Alliance on December 17, 2001. The Northern Alliance was backed by the International Security Assistance Force, created after the US invasion of the country two months earlier. The Taliban continued to refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in official communications from 2001 to 2021.
During the Taliban offensive in 2021, the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul on August 15, 2021.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Asia . The land covers an area of ​​about 650,000 square kilometers. The capital is Kabul . Afghanistan is a mountainous inland state. Of its approximately 31 million residents, 80 percent are Sunni Muslims. There are more than 30 languages ​​spoken in the country, the largest of which are the Dari and Posti , and the largest ethnic groups are the Patans and Tajiks . Afghanistan is dominated practically the Taliban movement led byThe Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan , following the collapse of the internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021.

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