The United States said it was concerned by the track records of some of the Cabinet members and noted that no women had been included. “The world is watching closely,” a US State Department spokesperson said.
While Mullah Hassan Akhund has been named as the Prime Minister in the 33-member Government, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as the new interior minister. He is one of the FBI’s most wanted men due to his involvement in suicide attacks and ties with al Qaeda.
Here is a list of all the 33 members who are likely to be a part of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan. The list has been collated from various sources, but hindustantimes.com has not independently verified it.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference that an acting cabinet has been formed to respond to the Afghan people’s primary needs.
He said some ministries remained to be filled pending a hunt for qualified people.
– THE HINDUSTAN TIMES