Afghan Biographies

approved National Unity Government Cabinet as of 18 Apr 2015

Name approved National Unity Government Cabinet as of 18 Apr 2015
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1. Rahmatullah Nabil Chief National Directorate of Security (NDS): Pashtoon from Maidan Wardak Province
2. Eklil Hakimi Minister Minister of Finance: Pashtoon borne in Kabul, Originally from Laghman Province
3. Ferozuddin Feroz Minister of Public Health: Tajik from Panjshir Province
4. Noor-ul-Haq Ulomi Minister of Interior: Pashtoon from Kandahar province of Afghanistan
5. Salahuddin Rabbani Minister of Foreign Affairs MoFA: Tajik borne in Kabul, originally from Badakhshan Province
6. Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi Minister of Refugees and Repatriation
7. Daud Shah Saba Minister of Mines and Petroleum: Pashtoon from Herat province

8. Nasir Durrani Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development: Pashtoon from Logar
9. Faiz Mohammad Osmani Minister of Hajj & Religious Affairs: Uzbek borne in Kabul
10. Abdul Razaq Wahidi Minister of Communication and Information Technology

11. Mahmood Baligh Minister of Public Work
12. Homayoun Rasa Minister of Commerce and Industries
13. Abdul Bari Jahani Minister of Information and Culture
14. Asadullah Zamir Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
15. Mohammad Gulab Mangal Minister for the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs
16. Abdul Satar Murad Minister of Economy
17. Mahmood Batash Minister of Transport
18. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi Minister of Education
19. Sayed Sadat Naderi Minister of Urban Development Affairs
20. Abdul Basir Anwar Minister of Justice
21. Salamat Azimi Minister of Counter Narcotics.
22. Mrs. Farida Momand Minister of Higher Education
23. Mrs. Nasreen Oryakhil Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled
24. Ali Ahmad Osmani Minister of Energy and Water,
25. Mrs. Dilbar Nazari Minister of Women Affairs.

Still missing the Minister of Defense.

Seven months after rival leaders Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah finally agreed to share power, Afghanistan has no permanent defense minister and cannot decide who should run the army, threatening to weaken the war against Taliban militants on the offensive after foreign troops left. Deadlock over choosing the minister and army chief of staff is the latest sign of tension in the government of President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who fought a bitterly contested presidential election last year.(20150418)

Last Modified 2015-04-18
Established 2015-04-18