Council of Ministers of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Flag of Afghanistan
Overview
Established7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) (current form)
25 October 1927 (1927-10-25) (original)
StateAfghanistan
LeaderPrime Minister
Appointed bySupreme Leader
MinistriesTwenty-six
Responsible toLeadership
Annual budget231,400,000,000 Afghan afghanis (FY 2022–23)[1]
HeadquartersArg, Kabul

The Council of Ministers of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan[2] is the executive body of the government of Afghanistan, responsible for day-to-day governance and the implementation of policy set by the Leadership. It is headed by the prime minister—who serves as the nation's head of government—and his deputies, and consists of the heads and deputy heads of the government ministries.

Islamic Emirate (2021–present)

Following the fall of Kabul to Taliban Forces on 15 August 2021, tentative nominations to the cabinet were announced in late August 2021.[3][4][5]

The Taliban said in early September 2021 that women would not be allowed to "work in high-ranking posts" in the government[6] and "ruled out" women in the cabinet.[7] On 24 August 2021, Fawzia Koofi, a former member of the Afghan National Assembly, had said that a men-only government would "not be complete".[8] Early September street protests by women in Herat and Kabul called for women to be included in the new government.[9][10][6]

A men-only "caretaker cabinet"[11] was appointed by Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on 7 September 2021.[12][13] BBC News stated that the Ministry of Women's Affairs appeared to have been abolished.[13] Another two veterans were named two weeks later as deputies.[14] Afghanistan's main political parties objected to the choice of acting Cabinet members as non-inclusive, with Jamiat-e Islami describing it as "more monopolist and extremist in politics and power than the previous imposed leaders", and Atta Muhammad Nur seeing it as a "sign of hegemony, monopoly and a return to the past".[15]

As of 29 January 2022, no other country had formally recognized the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as the de facto government of Afghanistan.[16]

Portfolio Name Years Status Refs
Prime Minister Hasan Akhund 2021–present acting [5]
Abdul Kabir May–July 2023 acting pro tempore [17][18][19]
First Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar 2021–present acting [5]
Second Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi 2021–present acting [5]
Third Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Kabir 2021–2023 acting [20]
Minister of Defense Abdul Qayyum Zakir 24 August 2021 – 7 September 2021 acting [21]
Mullah Yaqoob 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Technology and Logistics at Ministry of Defense Maulvi Attaullah Omari 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Planning and Policy at Ministry of Defense Maulvi Mohammad Qasim Farid 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Construction of the Ministry of Defense Maulvi Abdul Ali Jihadiyar 2022–present acting [22]
Minister of Interior Affairs Ibrahim Sadr 24 August 2021 – 7 September 2021 acting [23]
Sirajuddin Haqqani 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Interior Minister Noor Jalal 7 September 2021–present acting [24]
Ibrahim Sadr 2021–present acting [25]
Mohammad Mohsin Hashimi 2021–present acting [26]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Muttaqi 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister for Counter Narcotics Abdul Haq Akhund 2021–present acting [5]
Minister of Finance Gul Agha Ishakzai 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Finance Nasir Akhund 2021–present acting [27]
Minister of Education Hemat Akhundzada 23 August 2021 – 7 September 2021 acting [28]
Noorullah Munir 2021–present acting [5]
Minister of Information and Culture Khairullah Khairkhwa 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Zabihullah Mujahid 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of youth affairs at Information and Culture Ministry Faizullah Akhund 2021–14 March 2022 acting [29]
Abdul Rahim Saqib 14 March 2022–present acting [30]
Deputy Minister of finance and administration at Information and Culture Ministry Atiqullah Azizi 2021–present acting [29]
Minister of Economy Din Mohammad Hanif 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Economy Abdul Latif Nazari 2021–present acting [31]
Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs Noor Mohammad Saqib 2021–present acting [5]
Minister of Justice Abdul Hakim Haqqani 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Justice Maulvi Abdul Karim 14 March 2022–present acting [30]
Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs Noorullah Noori 2021–present acting [5]
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Mohammad Younus Akhundzada 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Maulvi Abdul Rahman Halim 2021–present acting [32]
Mufti Saeed Ahmad Mustaqim 2021–present acting [33]
Qari Salahuddin Ayubi 2022–present acting [22]
Minister of Public Works Abdul Manan Omari 2021–2023 acting [5]
Mohammad Esa Thani 2023–present acting [34]
Deputy Minister of Public Works Bakht-ur-Rehman Sharafat 2021–14 March 2022 acting [35]
Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mohammed Isa Akhund 7 September 2021 – 22 November 2021 acting [5]
Shahabuddin Delawar 23 November 2021 acting [36]
Deputy Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mohammed Isa Akhund 23 November 2021 acting [36]
Minister of Water and Energy Abdul Latif Mansoor 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Water and Energy Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Omar 2021–present acting [37]
Arifullah Arif 2021–present acting [27]
Minister of Civil Aviation and Transport Hamidullah Akhundzada 2021–present acting [38][5]
Minister of Higher Education Abdul Baqi Haqqani 2021–present acting [39][5]
Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Technical affairs Lutfullah Khairkhwa 2021–present acting [40]
Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration at Ministry of Higher Education Maulvi Haseebullah Hamid 2022–present acting [22]
Minister of Telecommunications Najibullah Haqqani 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Minister of Telecommunications Saifuddin Tayeb 2021–present acting [36]
Minister of Refugees Khalil Haqqani 2021–present acting [5]
Director of Intelligence Abdul Haq Wasiq 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Director of Intelligence Tajmir Javad 2021–present acting [5]
Rahmatullah Najeeb 2021–present acting [5]
Governor of the Central Bank Haji Mohammad Idris August 2021 – October 2021 acting [5]
Shakir Jalali October 2021 – present acting [41]
Director of the Administrative Office of the President Ahmad Jan Ahmady 2021–present acting [5]
Minister for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice Sheikh Mohammad Khalid 2021–present acting [5][12][42]
Deputy Minister of Defense Abdul Qayyum Zakir 2021–present acting [25]
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Qari Fasihuddin 2021–present acting [5]
Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai 2021–present acting [5]
Minister of Public Health Qalandar Ibad 2021–28 May 2024 acting [43]
Maulawi Noor Jalal May 2024–present acting
Maulvi Muhammad Ishaq Asim 2022–present acting [44][45]
Deputy Minister of Public Health Abdul Bari Omar 2021–2022 acting [43]
Mohammad Hassan Ghiasi 2021–present acting [43]
Maulvi Mohammad Ishaq Asim 2022–present acting [46]
Minister of Commerce and Industry Nooruddin Azizi 2021–present acting [47]
Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Basheer 2021–present acting [43]
Mohammad Azim Sultan Zada 2021–present acting [43]
Deputy Minister of Disaster Management Ghulam Ghaus 2021–present acting [37]
Deputy Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs Gul Zarin 2021–present acting [43]
Haji Gul Mohammad 2021–present acting [37]
Maulvi Ahmad Taha 2021–4 March 2022 acting [29]
Maulvi Abdul Rahman Haqqani 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Refugees Arsala Kharoti 2021–present acting [37]
Director of the Central National Statistics Mohammad Faqeer 2021–present acting [43]
Head of the Afghanistan Nuclear Energy Agency Engr. Najibullah 2021–present acting [43]
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Abdul Rahman Rashid 2021–present acting [48]
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Sadar Azam 2021–present acting [48]
Attaullah Omari 2021–4 March 2022 acting [48]
Shamsuddin Pahlawan 2021–present acting [49]
Minister of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs Abdul Majeed Akhund 2021–present acting [49]
Deputy Minister of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs Mullah Abdul Razzaq Akhund 2021–4 March 2022 acting [49]
Sheikh Maulvi Abdul Hakim 2021–present acting [36]
Deputy Minister of Education Maulvi Sakhaullah 2021–present acting [49]
Saeed Ahmad Shahid Khel 2021–present acting [32]
Minister of Disaster Management Mohammad Abbas Akhund 2021–present acting [36]
Deputy Minister of Disaster Management Sharafuddin Taqi 2021–present acting [36]
Maulvi Enayatullah 2021–present acting [36]
Head of the Afghan passport Department Alam Gul Haqqani 2021–present acting [50]
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdul Wali 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Maulvi Makhdoom Abdul Salam Saadat 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Tourism Mullah Saaduddin Akhund 2022–present acting [22]
Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration at Ministry of Urban Development Hafiz Mohammad Amin 2022–present acting [22]

Islamic Republic (2004–2021)

From the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan through to the August 2021 Fall of Kabul, Afghanistan had interim and transitional administrations, followed by cabinets of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan starting in 2004. These are listed below from latest to earliest.

During the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the president selected the members of cabinet with the approval of the National Assembly. Candidates for a ministerial position had to be an Afghan citizen, be at least 35 years of age and have higher education.[51] Ministers, unlike the president and vice presidents, could have citizenship of another country, although in 2017 the Wolesi Jirga had rejected ministers who had dual citizenship.[52]

Second Ghani Cabinet (2019–Aug 2021)

Main article: Ghani cabinet

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First Ghani Cabinet (National Unity Government; 2015–2019)

Portfolio Name Years Status
President Ashraf Ghani 2014–2021 Chosen by electorate. In exile since August 2021
First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum
Amrullah Saleh
2014–2020
2020-2021
Chosen by electorate. In exile
Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish 2014–2021 Chosen by electorate. In exile
Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah 2014–2020 Position abolished in 2020.
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Khan 2014–2020
Second Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq 2014–2020
Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani 2015–2019 Acting (First Approved by the National Assembly, but later Rejected by them)
National Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami 2017–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Interior Affairs Minister Wais Barmak 2017–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi 2015–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Economy Minister Mustafa Mastoor 2017–2020 Approved by the National Assembly
Agriculture Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani 2017–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani 2015–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Minister of Justice Abdul Basir Anwar 2015–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Information and Culture Minister Abdul Bari Jahani 2015–2017 Approved by the National Assembly
Minister of Education Assadullah Hassan Balkhi 2015–2017
Higher Education Minister Najibullah Khwaja Omari 2017–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Minister of Industry and Commerce Humayoon Rasaw 2015–2017 Approved by the National Assembly
Transport Minister Mohammad Yamma Shams 2020–2020 Approved by the National Assembly
Women's Affairs Minister Delbar Nazari 2015–2017 Approved by the National Assembly
Haj and Religious Affairs Minister Faiz Mohammad Osmani 2015–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz 2015–2020 Approved by the National Assembly
Mines Minister Nargis Nehan 2017–2020 Acting
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Shahzad Gul Ayoubi 2017–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Pohanmal Mojib ul-Rahman Karimi 2017–2018
Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Faizullah Zaki 2017–2018 Approved by the National Assembly
Frontiers, Nations, and Tribal Affairs Minister Gulagha Sherzai 2017–2020 Approved by the National Assembly
Urban Development and Housing Minister Mansour Nadery 2015–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Counter Narcotics Minister Salamat Azimi 2015–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi 2015–2020 Approved by the National Assembly
Attorney General Farid Hamidi 2016–2021 In exile
Director of the National Directorate of Security Mohammed Masoom Stanekzai 2016–2019 Approved by the National Assembly
National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar 2015–2019 Appointed by Ashraf Ghani

Karzai administration 2009–2014

Main article: Second Karzai cabinet

After winning a second term, President Hamid Karzai nominated 23 ministers in December 2009 to be part of his new administration but only 7 were approved by the National Assembly. All the other candidates that Karzai initially selected were rejected by members of the National Assembly.[53] Karzai presented a second list of 18 candidates to the Wolesi Jirga on 9 January 2010. A week later, the Wolesi Jirga again approved only seven of the candidates.[54] Since then, part of the ministries have been governed by acting ministers who do not held approval of the Afghan legislature.

In June 2010, after the resignation of Interior Minister Hanif Atmar, President Karzai submitted 7 names for a third round of confirmation in the National Assembly. Five of them were approved by the National Assembly, leaving only six of the 25 ministries left with an 'acting minister.'[55] In the line chart below is the list of members of the current Afghan Cabinet (2009–2014).[56]

Portfolio Name Years Status
President Hamid Karzai 2009–2014 Chosen by electorate
First Vice President Mohammed Fahim 2009–2014 Chosen by electorate, died March 2014
Yunus Qanuni 2014-2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Second Vice President Karim Khalili 2009–2014 Chosen by electorate
Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul 2010–2013 Resigned in 2013 to run for president
Zarar Ahmad Moqbel 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak 2010–2012 Voted out of office by the National Assembly in 2012
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi 2012–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar 2010-2010 Resigned June 2010
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi 2010–2012 Approved by the National Assembly, voted out of office by the National Assembly in 2012
Ghulam Mujtaba Patang 2012–2013 Was voted out of office by the National Assembly in 2013
Mohammad Omar Daudzai 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Economic Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Justice Minister Habibullah Ghaleb 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly, died in March 2014
Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sayed Makhdum Raheen 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Higher Education Minister Sarwar Danish 2010–2012 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Obaidaullah Obaid 2012–2014 Rejected by the National Assembly in 2010, but in 2012 nominated again and approved
Trade and Commerce Minister Ghulam Mohammad Eelaqi 2010-2010 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Anwar ul-Haq Ahady 2010–2013 Approved by the National Assembly, resigned in 2013 to run for president
Mohammad Shakir Kargar 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan 2010–2013 Rejected by the National Assembly in 2010, served as acting minister, approved in 2012. Resigned in 2013 to become running mate of Abdurrab Rasul Sayaf.
Mohammad Arif Noorzai 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Transportation and Aviation Minister Mohammadulla Batash 2010-2010 Rejected by the National Assembly, served half a year as acting minister
Daoud Ali Najafi 2010–2014 Rejected in 2010, served as acting minister, approved by the National Assemblyin 2012[57]
Public Works Minister Sohrab Ali Safari 2010-2010 Never proposed to the National Assembly, acting minister until 2010
Abdul Qadus Hamidi 2010–2012 Approved by the National Assembly in 2010
Najibullah Aoudjan 2012–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Women's Affairs Minister Husn Bano Ghazanfar 2010–2014 Rejected by the National Assembly in 2010, served as acting minister and approved in 2012
Haj and Islamic Affairs Minister Mohammad Yousef Niazi 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil 2010–2014 Rejected by the National Assembly in 2010, served as Acting Minister, Approved in 2012[57]
Agriculture Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Mines Minister Waheedullah Sharani 2010–2013 Approved by the National Assembly, Resigned in 2013 to become running mate to Qayum Karzai.
Mohammad Akbar Barakzai 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Amirzai Sangin 2010–2014 Rejected by the National Assembly in 2010, served as Acting Minister, Approved in 2012
Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Jarullah Mansouri 2010–2012 Approved by the National Assembly
Wais Ahmad Barmak 2012–2014 Approved by the National Assembly[57]
Work, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled Minister Amina Afzali 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Border Affairs and Tribal Affairs Minister Arsala Jamal 2010-2010 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Assadullah Khalid 2010–2012 Approved by the National Assembly
Azizullah Din Mohammad 2012–2013 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Akram Khpalwak 2013–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Urban Development Minister Sultan Hussain 2010–2012 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Hasan Abdullahai 2012–2014 Approved by the National Assembly[57]
Counter Narcotics Minister Zarar Ahmad Moqbel Osmani 2010–2013 Approved by the National Assembly, resigned in 2013 to become Foreign Affairs Minister
Mobarez Rashidi 2014-2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Refugees and Repatriation Minister Abdul Rahim 2010-2010 Rejected by the National Assembly, served as acting minister
Jamahir Anwari 2010–2014 Approved by the National Assembly
Chief of the National Directorate of Security Amrullah Saleh
Ibrahim Spinzada
Asadullah Khalid
Rahmatullah Nabil
Resigned in 2010
Acting head since 2010
National Security Advisor Rangeen Dadfar Spanta

Karzai administration 2004–2009

Main article: First Karzai cabinet

In the line chart below is the list of members of the Afghan Cabinet from 2004 to 2009.[58][59]

Portfolio Minister Years Notes
President Hamid Karzai 2004–2009
First Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud 2004–2009
Second Vice President Karim Khalili 2004–2009
Senior Minister Hedayat Amin Arsala 2006–2009 Post did not exist prior to 2006
Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah
Rangin Dadfar Spanta
2004–2006
2006–2009[60]
Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak 2004–2009
Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali
Ahmad Moqbel Zarar
Mohamad Hanif Atmar
2004–2005[61]
2005–2008
2008–2009
Finance Minister Anwar ul-Haq Ahady
Omar Zakhilwal
2005–2009[62]
2009-2009
Economic Minister Mohammad Amin Farhang
Mohammad Jalil Shams
2004–2006
2006–2009
[60][63]
Justice Minister Sarwar Danish 2004–2009
Youth Minister
Information and Culture Minister
Culture and Youth Affairs Minister
.
Amina Afzali
Sayed Makhdum Rahin
Sayed Makhdum Rahin
Abdul Karim Khoram
2004–2006
2004–2006
2006-2006
2006–2009
Position merged with Minister of Culture in 2006
Position merged with Minister of Youth in 2006
Combination of the posts of minister of Youth Affairs and minister of Information and Culture
Education minister Noor Mohammad Qarqeen
Mohamad Hanif Atmar
Ghulam Farooq Wardak
2004–2006
2006–2008
2008–2009[60]
Higher Education Minister Ameer Shah Hasanyaar
Mohammad Azam Dadfar
[61][63] 2004–2006
2006–2009
Commerce Minister
Commerce and Industries Minister
.
.
Hedayat Amin Arsala
Mohammad Amin Farhang
Mohammad Haidar Reza
Wahidullah Shahrani
2004–2006[60]
2006–?
 ?-2008
2008–2009
Industries in 2006 transferred from portofolio of Mines to portofolio of Commerce
Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan 2004–2009
Transportation and Aviation Minister Enayatullah Qasemi
Nimatullah Ehsan Jawed
Hamidullah Qaderi
Omar Zakhilwal
Hamidullah Farooqi
2004–2006
2006–2008
2008?–2008
2008–2009
2009-2009
[60][63]
Women's Affairs Minister Massouda Jalal
Husn Bano Ghazanfar
2004–2006
2006–2009
Haj and Islamic Affairs Minister Nematullah Shahrani 2004–2009
Public Welfare Minister Sohrab Ali Saffari 2004–2009
Public Health Minister Mohammad Amin Fatemi 2004–2009
Agriculture Minister Obaidullah Ramin
Mohammad Asif Rahimi
2004–2008
2008–2009
[60][63]
Mines and Industries Minister
Mines Minister
Mir Mohammad Sediq
Ibrahim Adel
2004–2006
2006–2009
Communications Minister Amirzai Sangin 2004–2009
Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Mohamad Hanif Atmar
Ehsan Zia
2004–2006
2006–2009
[60]
Work and Social Affairs Minister
Martyrs and Disabled Minister
Work, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled Minister
Sayed Ikramuddin Masoomi
Sediqa Balkhi
Noor Mohammad Qarqeen
2004–2006
2004–2006
2006–2009
The Ministry of Disabled and Martyrs was merged with the Ministry of Social Affairs in 2006
Border Affairs and Tribal Affairs Minister Azam Dadfar
Abdul Karim Brahui
2004–2008
2008–2009
Urban Development Minister Yousef Pashtun 2004–2009
Counter Narcotics Minister Habibullah Qaderi
General Khodaydad
2004–2008
2008–2009
Refugees and Repatriation Minister Azam Dadfar
Sher Mohammad Etebari
Abdul Karim Barahawi
2004–?
 ?-2009
2009-2009
Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Aloko
Afghan National Security Adviser Zalmai Rassoul


Afghan Interim Administration and Afghan Transitional Administration (2001–2004)

Afghan Transitional Administration (2002–2004)

Main article: Afghan Transitional Administration

The Bonn conference of December 2001 had installed an interim government, the 2002 Loya Jirga subsequently elected a transitional administration. From July 2002 until the presidential elections in October 2004, the Transitional Administration governed Afghanistan.

Transitional Afghan Ministers[64]
Transitional
Authority
Position
Name Incumbent/New
President Hamid Karzai Incumbent (before chairman)
Vice-President and
Defense Minister
Mohammed Fahim Incumbent
Vice-President Karim Khalili New
Vice-President Hedayat Amin Arsala New (was Finance Minister)
Vice-President and
Public Works Minister
Abdul Qadir
Abdul Ali
New (was Urban Affairs Minister) (killed on 6 July 2002)
New (Ali only took over the Public Works portfolio after 6 July 2002
Vice-President and
head of the Afghan Constitution Commission
Nematullah Shahrani New
Special Advisor on Security and
Education Minister
Yunus Qanuni Incumbent (Special Advisor on Security is new post)
Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah Incumbent
Finance Minister Mohammad Ashraf Ghani New
Interior Minister Taj Mohammed Wardak
Ali Ahmad Jalali
New
New (Jalali replaced Wardak in January 2003)
Planning Minister Mohammad Mohaqiq Incumbent (but lost role as vice-chair)
Communications Minister Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai New
Borders Minister Arif Nurzai New (was Small Industries Minister)
Refugees Minister Intayatullah Nazeri Incumbent
Mines Minister Juma Muhammad Muhammadi New
Light Industries Minister Mohammed Alim Razm Incumbent
Health Minister Sohaila Siddiqi Incumbent
Commerce Minister Sayed Mustafa Kasemi Incumbent
Agriculture Minister Sayed Hussain Anwari Incumbent
Justice Minister Abbas Karimi Incumbent
Information and Culture Minister Saeed Makhdoom Rahim Incumbent
Reconstruction Minister Mohammed Fahim Farhang Incumbent
Haj and Mosques Minister Mohammed Amin Naziryar New
Urban Affairs Minister Yousef Pashtun
Gul Agha Sherzai
New
New (Sherzai took over on 16 August 2003)
Water and Power Minister Mohammad Shakir Karkar Incumbent (but los role as Vice-chair)
Irrigation & Environment Minister Ahmed Yusuf Nuristani New
Martyrs and Disabled Minister Abdullah Wardak Incumbent
Higher Education Minister Sharif Faez Incumbent
Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister Mirwais Sadiq New (was Labor and Social Affairs Minister)
Transportation Minister Sayed Mohammed Ali Jawad
Rural Development Minister Hanif Asmar New
Labor and Social Affairs Minister Noor Mohammad Qarqin
Woman's Affairs Minister Habiba Sorabi New
Supreme Court Chief Justice Hadi Shinwari
Security Advisor Zalmai Rassoul
State or Advisor-Minister for Women's Affairs Mahbooba Hoquqmal
Governor of the Afghan Central Bank Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi

Afghan interim administration (Dec 2001–Jul 2002)

Main article: Afghan Interim Administration

Following the late 2001 ouster of the Taliban regime approximately two dozen leading Afghans met in Germany at the Bonn Conference to choose a leadership and set in place a timeline for the adoption of a new constitution for a new Afghan government, and the timeline for choosing an executive and legislature by democratic election.[64] In the chart below is the list of members of the Interim Afghan authority. The Afghan Interim Administration (AIA) was the first administration of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime and was the highest authority of the country from 22 December 2001 until 13 July 2002.

Interim Ministers[64]
Interim
Administration
Position
Name Notes
Chairman Hamid Karzai Independent Pashtun tribal leader in exile in Pakistan
Vice-Chair and
Defense Minister
Mohammed Fahim Defense Minister of the United Islamic Front
Vice–Chair and
Women's Affairs
Sima Samar Founder of the Shuhada Organization and Shuhada Clinic in Quetta, Rome Group.
Vice-Chair and
Planning Minister
Mohammed Mohaqqeq Warlord fighting against the Taliban for the People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan in the United Islamic Front
Vice-Chair and
Water and Energy Minister
Ahmed Shakar Karkar United Islamic Front
Vice-Chair and
Finance Minister
Hedayat Amin Arsala Foreign Minister of the Islamic State of Afghanistan in the 90s. Rome group.
Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah Foreign Minister of the United Islamic Front
Interior Minister Yunus Qanuni Interior Minister of the United Islamic Front
Communications Minister Abdul Rahim United Islamic Front
Borders Minister Amanullah Zadran Taliban leader, who defected after the American invasion, Rome Group
Refugees Minister Intayatullah Nazeri United Islamic Front
Small Industries Minister Aref Noozari United Islamic Front
Mines and Industry Minister Mohammed Alim Razm United Islamic Front
Health Minister Sohaila Siddiqi Has been in the governments of king Mohammed Zahir Shah and the communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s. Independent
Commerce Minister Sayed Mustafa Kasemi Spokesmen and leader of United National Front
Agriculture Minister Sayed Hussain Anwari Chief military commander of the Harakat-e Islami in the United National Front
Justice Minister Abbas Karimi United Islamic Front
Information and Culture Minister Saeed Makhdoom Rahim Poet and writer, Rome group
Reconstruction Minister Mohammed Fahim Farhang Rome Group
Haj and Mosques Minister Mohammad Hanif Balkhi Independent
Urban Affairs Minister Abdul Qadir Leader in the United National Front for the Hezb-e Islami Khalis faction
Public Works Minister Abdul Khaliq Fazal Rome group
Irrigation Minister Mangal Hussein Previously warlord for the Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin, Peshawar group
Martyrs and Disabled Minister Abdullah Wardak Leader in the United National Front for the Islamic Union for the Liberation of Afghanistan
Higher Education Minister Sharif Faez United Islamic Front
Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister Abdul Rahman Member of United Islamic Front, but he threw his support to former king Zahir Shah and became a member of the Rome Group
Labor and Social Affairs Mirwais Saddiq Son of Ismail Khan, United Islamic Front
Transportation Minister Sultan Hamid Sultan
Education Minister Abdul Rassoul Amin Member of the National Islamic Front and the Rome group.
Rural Development Minister Abdul Malik Anwar United Islamic Front

Islamic Emirate (1996–2001)

See also: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (1996–2001) § Government

This government was only recognized by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, though Pakistan and the United Emirates later withdrew their recognition after the September 11 attacks. All other states continued to recognize the Islamic State of Afghanistan.

Portfolio Name Years Status
Supreme Commander Mohammed Omar 1996–2001 Disputed by Burhanuddin Rabbani
Deputy Supreme Commander Mohammad Rabbani 1996–2001
Abdul Kabir 2001–2001
Education Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi Deputy Minister
Minister of Planning Din Mohammad Hanif
Mohammad Musa Hottak Deputy minister
Chief Justice Abdul Hakim Haqqani
Ministry of Information and culture Amir Khan Muttaqi
Abdul Baqi Haqqani Vice Minister[65]
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Abdul Latif Mansur
Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai 1996–1998 Acting and Deputy minister
Mohammad Ghous 1996–1997
Abdul Jalil 1997–1998
Mohammad Hassan 1998–1999
Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil 1999–2001 Disputed
Defense Minister Saadullah Popal 1996–1997 Acting
Obaidullah Akhund 1997–2001
Mohammad Fazl Deputy minister
Abdul Qayyum Zakir For a short period
Interior Minister Abdul Samad Khaksar 1996–2001 Minister or Deputy Minister
Qari Ahmadullah 1996–?
Khairullah Khairkhwa 1997–1998
Abdur Razzaq
Health Minister Abdul Rauf Mohammad 1996–1999 Acting
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai Deputy minister
Minister of Construction Dadullah
Finance Minister Mohammad Ahmadi ? - 1999 - ?
Agha Jan Motasim ? - 1999 - ?
Muhammad Taher Anwari ? - 2000 - ?
Minister of Higher Education Hamdullah Nomani
Din Mohammad Hanif
Minister of Justice Nooruddin Turabi 1996-2001
Minister of Commerce Abdul Razak 1999-2001
Fazal Mohammad Deputy minister
Minister of Frontier Affairs Abdul Hakim Munib Deputy minister

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