Taliban has declared Afghanistan an “Islamic Emirate”, and formed a new government to be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund. Akhund is one of the founders of the group, which took control of Afghanistan mid-August.Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said while unveiling the cabinet, “We know the people of our country have been waiting for a new government,”
Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader and Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as interior minister. Baradar was previously head of the Taliban’s political office, and oversaw the signing of the US withdrawal agreement last year.
Amir Khan Muttaqi as acting foreign minister, and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi as two deputies.
The Taliban took full control of the after President Ashraf Ghani fled to avoid being captured.
Ghani is currently taking asylum in United Arabs Emirate.