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Taliban Announces names of Care taker Government: What you need to know

Hundreds of men and women shouting slogans such as "Long live the resistance", and " Death to Pakistan" marched in the streets to protest against the Taliban and what they called interference in Afghanistan's affairs by neighbouring Pakistan.

The Taliban fired shots into the air to disperse crowds at the protest, news agency AFP reported. Some journalists covering the protests have been arrested, according to reports.

In a press conference, the Taliban has announced members of the new government. Taliban spokesman says Hassan Akhund is appointed acting Prime Minister in the new Afghan government, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to be acting deputy Prime Minister. Taliban's Chief spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told a press conference that the new Afghanistan government will only be 'acting' and will be headed by Mullah Akhund. The second Deputy will be Mawlavi Hanafi.

The Acting Minister of Defence will be Mullah Yaqoub.

The Acting Minister of Interior will be Serajuddin Haqqani.

Other names declared are Mullah Amir Khan Muttaqi as Foreign Minister and Zabihullah Mujahid as Deputy Information Minister.

Some names of cabinet are as under:-

  1. Muhammad Hasan Akhund - Head of Minister's council

  2. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar- Deputy Head

  3. Maulavi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid- Defence Minister

  4. Mullah Sirajuddin Haqqani- Interior Minister

  5. Amir Khan Muttaqi- MoFA

  6. Maulavi Noorullah Munir -Education

  7. Maullah Khairullah Khairkhwah- Information and culture

  8. Qari Deen Md. Hanif -Commerce

  9. Sheik Noor Md. Saqib- Haj and Pilgrims

  10. Abul Haqim Sharai - Law

  11. Noorullah Noori - Border & Tribal Affairs

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