New Delhi: With the Taliban all set to announce the formation of a new government, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture has begun putting up hoardings, writing slogans on walls and hoisting flags in Kabul ahead of announcement of the new cabinet.
Ahmadullah Muttaqi, who claims to be the chief of the multimedia branch cultural commission of Afghanistan, tweeted photographs on the social media.
He shared some images from Kabul, showing slogans written on the walls and posters informing about the Afghanistan cabinet formation.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is Taliban’s diplomatic face, will lead the Afghan government, as per reports.
It was earlier speculated the insurgent group’s top spiritual leader Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada will control the newly-formed government.
Late Taliban founder Mullah Omar’s son Mohammad Yaqoob and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, who served as the deputy foreign minister when the insurgents last controlled power between 1996 and 2001 in Afghanistan, will reportedly have prominent roles in the new government.
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, deputy leader of the Taliban political office in Doha, had earlier assured that women and members from all tribes in Afghanistan will be part of the new government set-up, PTI reported.
“Any person who was part of any former Afghanistan governments during the last 20 years will not be included in the new Taliban administration,” he said.
Overthrown after the US-led coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban seized control of the country in mid-August.