Cabinet swearing-in no longer part of plan: Sohail Shaheen

Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban, which formed an interim government after taking control of Afghanistan, said the swearing-in ceremony was no longer part of the plan.

In a statement issued from the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen said the swearing-in ceremony was part of the first program.

He said that for the swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet, it was necessary to invite delegations from other countries and also arrangements for the protocol, which required time.

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Sohail Shaheen said that on the other hand, there was a great need for services for the people, so the leadership decided to announce the ministers immediately and that announcement has been made, now that the ceremony has been canceled.

Inamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, also said that no swearing-in ceremony was being held by the Taliban.

He called the cancellation of the new Afghan government’s swearing-in ceremony a few days ago a rumor and said the cabinet had already begun work.