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Swearing-in ceremony of Taliban-led government postponed

It was recently reported that the federal cabinet announced by the new government of Afghanistan will be sworn in on September 11 (Photo Online)

KABUL: The oath-taking ceremony of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) which was due today has been postponed.

The interim government of, which was due to take the oath of office today, a day which also marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US in 2001. According to foreign media reports, the swearing-in ceremony of the new government announced by the Taliban has been postponed, but no reason has been given yet. 

It was recently reported that the federal cabinet announced by the new government of Afghanistan will be sworn in on September 11. The Taliban had announced an interim government of Afghanistan, with Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as the caretaker Prime Minister of Afghanistan, while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi would be the Deputy Prime Ministers.

It was recently reported that the federal cabinet announced by the new government of Afghanistan will be sworn in on September 11. The Taliban had announced an interim government of Afghanistan, with Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as the caretaker Prime Minister of Afghanistan, while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Molvi Abdul Salam Hanafi would be the Deputy Prime Ministers.

The Taliban had also released a list of ministers and heads of institutions. Russian media had recently reported that Russia had announced that it would not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet, although a few days ago. Russia had also conditionally agreed to participate.

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It should be noted that the Taliban has demanded the United States to remove the name of the new Afghan Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani from its blacklist.

According to the foreign news agency, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid made this demand in a statement from the United States. The US State Department has set a reward of 10 million dollars for providing information about Sirajuddin Haqqani.

Sirajuddin Haqqani’s father, Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani, founded the Haqqani Network in the late 1970s. The group has been blamed for many high-profile attacks in Afghanistan.