• By The Financial District

Afghan's New Gov't Yet To Be Formed As Panjshir Valley Fight Continues

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

Afghans were still awaiting the formation of their new government on Saturday, three weeks after the Taliban seized power and amid conflicting reports on the situation in Panjshir Valley, according to Euronews report.

Photo Insert: NRFA founder Ahmad Massoud is the son of anti-Soviet military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Reporting from Kabul, Euronews International Correspondent Anelise Borges explained that the province was the only part of the country not under Taliban control.

The Taliban are facing resistance there from a movement led by Ahmad Massoud, son of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, a guerilla fighter who became a national hero for fighting against the Taliban back in the 1990s. Shah Massoud was killed in a suicide bombing in 2001.

Rumors circulating on social media claimed that the Taliban had seized the province but no such official announcement was made. A Panjshir resident told AFP that the rumors were false.

Former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh is currently in Panjshir and has been calling on the international community to recognize that part of the country as Afghanistan's de facto seat of power, Borges reported.

All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

The official announcement of a new administration, which was planned for Friday, is yet to come.

On Friday, Borges obtained a list with 13 names and titles likely to be part of the new executive.

Government & politics: Politicians, government officials and delegates standing in front of their country flags in a political event in the financial district.

It includes Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, likely to be appointed as the next prime minister, and Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada, who might be named as the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under the Taliban rule.

"We're still waiting for confirmation," Borges reported on Saturday.


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