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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - Government 2021

The Taliban announced 07 September 2021 an interim government in Afghanistan, declaring the country an "Islamic Emirate". It will be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhunda as the new leader of the government of Afghanistan. In a statement attributed to Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada the government will uphold Sharia law. He submitted: "First and foremost, I congratulate our suffering and proud nation on withdrawal of all foreign forces, end of the occupation, and complete liberation of the country."

"As a caretaker and committed cabinet has been announced by the authorities of the Islamic Emirate to control and run the affairs of the country which will start functioning at the earliest, I assure all the countrymen that the figures will work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and Sharia law in the country, protecting the country's highest interests, securing Afghanistan borders and to ensuring lasting peace, prosperity and development God willing," he added.

Additionally Akhundzada said "Our previous twenty years of struggle and jihad had two major goals. Firstly to end foreign occupation and aggression and to liberate the country, and secondly to establish a complete independent stable and central Islamic system in the country."

"We want to have a peaceful, prosperous and a self reliant Afghanistan, for which we will strive to eliminate all causes of war and strife in the country, and our countrymen to live in complete security and comfort," he said.

He said that the Islamic Emirate will take serious and effective steps towards protecting human rights , the rights of minorities as well as the rights of the underprivileged groups within the framework of the sacred religion of Islam. On education, he submitted that it is one of the most important requirements of the country and that his government will have a duty to provide a healthy and safe environment for religious and modern sciences to all countrymen within the framework of Sharia.

Taliban officials had claimed that their new government would include different political and ethnic groups, but the interim setup is dominated by their old guard. "The Taliban do not see the need for an inclusive government anymore. For them it is more important that powerful figures are leading their government so that they can crush potential resistance movements," Sami Yousufzai, an Afghan journalist, told DW. "They have appointed ministers on the basis of their loyalties to the group," he added.

The European Union on 08 September 2021 said that the Taliban-appointed caretaker government "does not look like the inclusive and representative formation in terms of the rich ethnic and religious diversity of Afghanistan we hoped to see and that the Taliban were promising over the past weeks."

Mullah Haibatullah AkhundzadaAmir al Mumenin
Commander of the Faithful
Al-Hajj Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhand Acting Prime Minister
Mullah Abdul Ghani BaradarDeputy Prime Minister
Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi Deputy Prime Minister
Mawlawi Mohammad Yaghoub Mojahed Acting Minister of Defense
Alhaj Mullah Sirajuddin Haqqani Acting Minister of Interior
Mawlawi Amirkhan Mottaqi Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mullah Hedayatullah Badri Acting Minister of Finance
Sheikh Mawlawi Noorullah Munir Head of the Ministry of Education
Mullah Khairullah Khairkhah Acting Minister of Information and Culture
Qari Din Hanif Head of the Ministry of Economy
Sheikh Mawlawi Noor Mohammad Saqib Head of the Ministry of Hajj and Endowments
Mawlawi Abdul Hakim Shari Acting Minister of Justice
Mullah Noorullah Nouri Head of the Ministry of Borders and Tribes
Mullah Mohammad Deons Akhandzadeh Head of the Ministry of Rural Development
Sheikh Mohammad Khalid Head of the Ministry of Invitation and Guidance
Mullah Abdul Manan Omari Acting Minister of Public Works
Haji Mullah Mohammad Issa Akhand Head of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Mullah Abdul Latif Mansour Acting Minister of Water and Electricity
Mullah Hamidullah Akhandzadeh Head of the Ministry of Aviation and Transport
Mawlawi Abdul Baqi Haqqani Acting Minister of Higher Education
Mawlawi Najibullah Haqqani Acting Minister of Communications
Haji Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani Acting Minister of Refugees
Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq Acting Director General of Intelligence
Haji Mohammad Idris Head of Afghanistan Bank
Molavi Ahmadjan Ahmadi Head of Affairs
Mullah Mohammad Fazel Mazlum Deputy Minister of Defense
Qari Fasihuddin Levi Drastiz of the country [as received]
Shir Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rumi Noor Jalal Deputy Minister of Interior
Zabihullah Mojahed Deputy Minister of Information and Culture
Mullah Taj Mir Javad First Deputy Director General of Intelligence
Mullah Rahmatullah Najib Administrative Deputy of the General Directorate of Intelligence
Mullah Abdul Haq Akhand Deputy Minister of Interior in the fight against drugs
VACANTminister for commerce
VACANTminister for health
DISBANDEDMinistry for Women's Affairs

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