Taliban appoint senior veterans to key ministerial posts

KABUL: Taliban have appointed senior veterans to the posts of finance minister and defence minister.

The motion’s unexpectedly swift victory has left it struggling to manipulate, and alongside established Taliban names on the high, it has turned to a number of lower-level directors to maintain Kabul working.

The Taliban haven’t formally introduced the appointments, which a commander mentioned had been provisional, however Afghanistan’s Pajhwok information company mentioned on Tuesday that Gul Agha had been named as finance minister and Sadr Ibrahim performing inside minister.

Former Guantanamo detainee Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir was named performing defence minister, Al Jazeera information channel reported, citing a Taliban supply.

A Taliban official in Kabul confirmed the important thing ministerial appointments made this week, after the militant group wrested management of all authorities workplaces, the presidential palace and parliament.

The official, who has been connected to the group as a senior political strategist, added that provincial governors can be chosen from amongst a number of the most skilled commanders from the 20-year warfare simply ended.

A Taliban commander additionally confirmed the important thing ministerial selections, however burdened they’d not but been made official.

“Last night we had meetings in the presidential palace, we discussed these things but have not appointed or announced any of them,” mentioned the commander, who declined to be named as a result of the main points of the discussions had not but been made public. - Reuters