The Taliban shaped the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) in early September and appointed 33 additional cabinet ministers, none of whom were women or mainstream politicians from previous regimes; rather, they appointed cabinet ministers who were among the world’s most feared and sought after individuals.
Earlier in September, the Taliban released a list of 17 more ministers to be included in the caretaker Afghan government.
Known as “one of the most unreasonable Taliban leaders,” Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund was appointed as Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan because the Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a co-founder of the Taliban. Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund is considered an unwell-tempered, non-secular dogmatist who is “considered one of the most unreasonable Taliban leaders,” according to the New York Times.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, First Deputy Prime Minister, gives an explanation to Mullah Muhammad Omar, his brother-in-regulation through marriage to his two sisters, who is also his brother-in-regulation. Within the final Taliban authority, he served as shadow governor of Herat and Kandahar, commander of the central military corps, and defence minister, among other positions.
Molvi Abdul Salam Hanafi, second Deputy to the Prime Minister, is a major member of the Taliban’s negotiation team in Doha, having previously served as training minister in the first Taliban government. He is married with two children and lives in Doha. After 9/11, he went on to serve as an army officer on the coast of Jawzjan province. Hanafi was in charge of a drugs business for the Taliban, which was designed to increase income.
Yakoob was promoted to the position of commander of all Taliban army operations in May 2020. Ibrahim Sadr, who had been projected to become Interior Minister, was displaced as a result of the move.
Alhaj Mullah Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s Interior Minister, claimed responsibility for a series of suicide attacks that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people in Afghanistan.
Molvi Ameer Khan is a Muslim spiritual leader. Muttaqil Mutaqqi, the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, was a part of the Taliban’s negotiating team in Doha at the time of the talks. While serving in the first Taliban government, he held the position of Minister of Culture, Education, and Information.
Sheikh Molvi is a sheikh who lives in the United Arab Emirates. Nurullah Munir, the Education Minister, has been sanctioned by the United Nations.
Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, is a co-founder of the Taliban who is said to have had his cleric training at the Dar-ul-Uloom seminary in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he is now serving as Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
He was apprehended in Pakistan and detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Later, he was released as part of a prisoner exchange and sent to Doha, Qatar. He is in close proximity to Bin Laden and Mullah Omar, and he is considered a hardliner.
He is one of the very few members of ethnic minority teams who have a role to play inside the Taliban, according to Qari Din Mohammad Hanif, Minister for Economic Affairs.
He initially served as planning minister in the first Taliban government, and then as a member of the Taliban supreme council after his departure from the government. He was in the vicinity of Mullah Omar and is considered a hardliner.
The list makes it very clear that the new cabinet members are hardliners, with some even appearing on the United States and United Nations terror watch lists.