Mullah Yaqoob has been chosen as the Defence Minister,

whereas, Sheikh Mawlawi Noorullah Munir will be the Education Minister. The Intel Chief (National Directorate of Security) will be Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq and the new Afghan Army will be led by Qari Fasihuddin.

There will be two deputy FMs namely Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai and Zabiullah Mujahid.

Taliban, on behalf of its Supreme Leader (Amir-ul Mumini

New Taliban regime will be committed to all international laws and treaties, resolutions and commitments that are not in conflict with Islamic law and the country's national values.

  • Taliban 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 demands of the

sacred religion of Islam.

-Taliban will provide a healthy and safe environment for religious and modern sciences to all countrymen within the framework of Sharia.

-Taliban will work for the freedom, functioning and improvement of the media quality. We consider it our duty to take into account the sacred precepts of Islam, the national interests of the country and impartiality in our broadcasts.

international treaties:

Taliban issue first statement on new Afghan govt Taliban, on behalf of its Supreme Leader (Amir-ul Muminin) Hibatullah Akhundzada, also issued its first statement

highlighting the future policies of the new Afghanistan government and said that it will uphold Sharia law, protect human rights and respect international treaties.

w Afghan PM, two deputies and over 25 cabinet portfolios including the Defence, Foreign, Intel ministries.

The Taliban's new Afghanistan regime will have two deputies with the second one being Abdul Salam Hanafi. Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, was named interior minister. The network is designated as a terrorist organization by the United States.

While Amir Khan Muttaqi will be the Foreign Minister, Khairullah Khairkhwa will be the Information Minister and Abdul Hakim will be the Minister of Justice in the new Afghan cabinet.

designated terrorists in new Taliban govt,

Rs 73 crore bounty on interior minister Mullah Hasan Akhund, named as the prime minister, like many in the Taliban leadership derives much of his prestige from his close link to the movement`s reclusive late founder Mullah Omar, who presided over its rule two decades ago. group’s founder as premier, and a wanted man on a US terrorism list as interior minister carrying $ 10 million bounty on his head.

World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an inclusive government that would back up its pledges of a more conciliatory approach, upholding human rights, after a previous 1996-2001 period in power marked by bloody vendettas and oppression of women.

The names announced for the new government, three weeks after the Taliban swept to military victory as US-led foreign forces withdrew and the weak Western-backed government collapsed, gave no sign of an olive branch to its opponents.

The United States said it was concerned by the track records of some of the Cabinet members and noted that no women had been included. “The world is watching closely,” a US State Department spokesperson said.

As it forms the Afg

As it forms the Afghan government, the Taliban relies on old guard, Pashtuns Besides having many faces from the old guard of the Taliban movement, all but three of the new 33-member setup are Pashtuns, while 15 are drawn from Kandahar, the traditional stronghold of the group that has provided most of the leadership in the past

The AAP and the Congress are not the only ones competing with BJP in wooing what can broadly be called the “Hindu vote”. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in UP too have tweaked their outreach to appear less-pro minoritiesPromising a spiritual city in one poll-bound state and carrying out a

Tiranga Yatra in another, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s political pitch shows an unmistakable overture towards the Hindu votebank as it gears for the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP).

The Congress, which is also hopeful of reviving