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|Fw: Interim government for Afghanistan|
|12/05/01 at 19:34:04|
|They choose a Shiite to lead the Hajj group, a secularist to lead education, a traitor to lead defense, and a secret agent to lead the gang and keep the rest in check, they are doing their job very well. |
By The Associated Press, CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRS MEMBERS:
A provisional list of the 30-member interim Afghan cabinet approved Wednesday by four delegations meeting near Bonn, Germany. The four delegations represented the northern alliance, the Rome group of exiles loyal to former King Mohammad Zaher Shah, and two smaller
exile groups based in Cyprus and Peshawar, Pakistan.
The posts are followed by the candidates' names, and when known, their ethnicity or delegation affiliation. In some cases, the posts were assigned to a specific delegation or ethnicity, but the names have not been released.
Hamid Karzai. Pashtun. Independent.
Women's Affairs: Sima Samar. Hazara. Rome group. One of two women named to the cabinet.
Defense: Mohammad Fahim. Northern alliance.
Planning: Muhammad Mohaqqeq. Northern alliance.
Water and Electricity: To be named. Northern alliance.
Finance: Hedayat Amin Arsala. Rome group.
Foreign Affairs: Dr. Abdullah. Northern alliance.
Interior: Younous Qanooni. Northern alliance.
Commerce: To be named. Northern alliance.
Mines and Industries: To be named. Uzbek.
Small Industries: To be named. Northern alliance.
Information and Culture: Raheen Makhdoom. Rome group.
Communication: To be named. Northern alliance.
Labor and Social Affairs: To be named. Northern alliance.
Hajj (Pilgrimage): Maulawi Balkhi. Hazara.
Martyrs and Disabled: To be named. Northern alliance.
Education: Abdul Salam Azimi. Rome group.
Higher Education: To be named. Northern alliance.
Public Health: Suhaila Seddiqi. Pashtun. Independent. One of two women named to the cabinet.
[The above named woman was quoted as saying: "I didn't marry because I didn't want to take any orders from a man. Look at us now."]
Public Works: Juma Muhammad Muhammadi. Rome group.
Rural Development: To be named. Northern alliance.
Urban Development: To be named. Northern alliance.
Reconstruction: Sardar Muhammad Roshan. Rome group.
Transport: Ishaq Shahryar. Peshawar group.
Return of Refugees: To be named. Northern alliance.
Agriculture: To be named. Uzbek. Northern alliance.
Irrigation: Muhammad Jalil Shams. Cyprus group.
Justice: To be named. Northern alliance.
Air Transport and Tourism: Rahim Wardak. Rome group.
Department of Border Affairs: Amanullah Dzadran. Rome group
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