The Islamic Emirate late Monday announced 38 new members of the caretaker government, in military and civil positions.
The new recruitments include a political deputy for the prime minister, acting minister for the Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled, deputy ministers, and commanders of corps.
In the meantime, the Islamic Emirate’s officials at the cultural commission said they believe that hiring experienced military people will be the first step to forming a powerful army in Afghanistan.
“We are forming a powerful army. Introducing corps’ leadership is the first step forward,” said Rohullah Omar, a member of the cultural commission.
In the new list, the names of Afghanistan’s military corps have changed. Now "Mazar corps" is mentioned instead of Afghanistan’s 209 Shaheen Corps.
“We hope the new army can defend Afghanistan’s territorial integrity and respond to any possible movements by enemies and forces opposed to the current government,” said Mohammad Sadeq Shinwari, a former military figure.
Names of some key members of the caretaker cabinet:
Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, Political Deputy for Prime Minister
Mullah Abdul Majid, acting Minister for the Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs
Mawlawi Muti-ul Haq, the head of Afghan Red Crescent Society
Mawlawi Nooruddin Turabi Deputy Head of the Red Crescent Society
Mullah Mehrullah Hemad, the commander of Kandahar Corps
Mawlawi Hamdullah, the commander of Kabul Corps
Mawlawi Attaullah Omari, the commander of Mazar Corps
Mawlawi Mohammad Zarif Mozafar, the commander of Herat Corps
Mawlawi Sharafuddin Taqi the commander of Helmand Corps
Mullah Rahmarullah Mohammad the commander of Kunduz Corps
Abod Jana, the commander of Laghman Corps
Qari Mohammad Ayoub, the commander of Paktia corps