Kabul (IP) - The Taliban have announced a new government after claiming to have seized Panjshir Valley on Monday.

Iran PressAsia: The Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the members of the new government and various ministers on Tuesday.

The Taliban has begun to fill government positions following its successful conquest of Afghanistan. 

Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, a co-founder and head of the Taliban’s leadership council, was named acting Prime Minister of Afghanistan on Tuesday, with other senior Taliban leaders approving his nomination.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was named Deputy Prime Minister, according to a Taliban spokesman.

According to Mujahid, Sarrajuddin Haqqani will be acting interior minister, Mullah Yaqoob will be acting defense minister, and Abas Stanikzai will be acting deputy foreign minister.

Other members of the new "acting" government are as follows:

Mawlawi Amir Khan Mottaqi - acting Foreign Minister

Mullah Din Mohammad Hanif - acting Economic Minister

Mawlawi Abdul Hakim Shari - acting Minister of Justice

Noorullah Noori - acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs

Mullah Younes Akhundzadeh - acting Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

Mullah Mohammad Isa Akhund - acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Mullah Abdul Latif Mansour - acting Minister of Energy and Water

Mullah Abdul Baqi Haqqani - acting Minister of Higher Education

Najibullah Haqqani - acting Minister of Communications and Information Technology

Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani - acting Minister of Refugees and repatriation

Abdul Haq Wasiq - acting Director of National Directorate of Security

Mujahid reiterated the cabinet was an “acting” government and that the group will “try to take people from other parts of the country.”

On Monday, the Taliban claimed victory in the northeastern Panjshir province — the last Afghan region still holding out against their rule. However, the anti-Taliban forces in Panjshir said the fighting was still ongoing.


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