Afghanistan: Taliban announces all-men Cabinet of Ministers

Taliban has announced the rest of the Cabinet Ministers names on Tuesday in which not a single woman has been given any ministry. This government will be led by founding member Mohammad Hassan Akhund as they return to power after two decades.

Kabul, Afghanistan: Taliban has announced the rest of the Cabinet Ministers names on Tuesday in which not a single woman has been given any ministry. This government will be led by founding member Mohammad Hassan Akhund as they return to power after two decades.

The Zabihullah Mujahid (Taliban’s Spokesperson) has announced the list of the ministries in a press conference.

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Taliban was given international warning regardless of which no ministry has been allocated to a woman. Still, the spokesperson of the Taliban has hinted that women might be added later in the government.

Mujahid outlined that the Cabinet ministers also included members of ethnic minorities, such as – Hazaras.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is the son of the- founder of the Haqqani Network, has been given the Afghan interior minister; he is one of the FBI’s most wanted because of his involvement in the suicide attacks and ties with Al Qaeda.

Taliban chief – Haibatullah Akhundzada was designated as the supreme leader with the final say on religious, political and security affairs.

Besides this, the spokesperson of the Taliban has also announced that they will allow girls to get back to school soon. It is not shocking to see that despite the international alarm given to the group, it has made an all men government which clearly shows that they even do not fear the global warning.

In addition to this, the President of United States – Joe Biden, commences his first visit to the United Nations General Assembly, where he will make his points forward that even after ending a 20-year war with Afghanistan, the nation still aims to rally partners and adversaries to work together on a slew of crises which also includes – the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, trade and economics.

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In the meantime, the Defence Secretary of Afghanistan – Lloyd Austin, ordered a senior-level review of investigation which discovered that 10 Afghan civilians, including 7 children, were killed in an – August 29 US drone strike in the capital city – Kabul that the Pentagon initially stated had killed an Islamic State fighter. This reviewer is to examine whether any military disciplinary action is justified or not.