A three-day meeting of the cabinet, chaired by the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akundzada, was held in the southern province of Kandahar.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, Deputy Ministers and other top members of the Islamic Emirate.
A spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said that the meeting discussion included the procedures of the government departments and measures to overcome to economic crisis and improvement of government departments.
The meeting was held without media coverage.
Deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Inamullah Samangani, said that the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate instructed the relevant officials to recruit the forces of the Islamic Emirate within a structure of the security department.
“Attracting national and foreign investment, appointing the Mujahideen (Islamic Emirate members) to government departments, preventing the drug business and reforming the administration, were discussed,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate denied rumors about changes in the top leadership, in the cabinet or elsewhere. Some media reports claimed first Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar had replaced PM Mullah Hassan Akhund.
“On the contrary to what was spread as propagandas, there is no change in the cabinet and the change of the cabinet was not part of the agenda of the meeting,” Samanagani said.
Analysts give their opinions:
“The long meetings among the officials usually means resolving disagreements ... It means there is a discussion in this regard,” said Khan Wali Adel, a political analyst.
The cabinet meetings are usually held at the Arg, (Presidential Palace) and this was the first meeting to be held under the leadership of Mawlawi Hebatullah Akundzada in Kandahar.