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Mullah Akhund to lead Afghan interim govt, Baradar named Deputy PM

News Agencies

Kabul, Sept 7: Head of the Taliban’s leadership council, Mullah Hasan Akhund will head the new interim government in Afghanistan.

The announcement was made by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid in a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday evening.

Mujahid also announced that Mullah Baradar will serve as a interim Deputy Prime Minister.

As of now, it is not clear if a Finance Minister and Agriculture Minister has been announced.

Amir Mutaqqi has been appointed minister of foreign affairs with Sher Abbas Stanikzai as his deputy. At the same time, Sirajuddin Haqqani is the new minister of interior and Mullah Yaqoob the new defence minister.

Mujahid also announced the appointment of Abdul Hakim as the new minister of justice, Khairullah Khairkhwa as the new minister of information.


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