Afghan Agriculture Minister

Afghan Cabinet of Ministers

The Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan is made of the heads of all the government ministries. The president selects the members of cabinet with the approval of the National Assembly of the country.

These are the current 25 members of the Cabinet.

Portfolio Minister
Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta
Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak
Interior Minister Zarar Ahmad Moqbel
Finance Minister Dr. Anwar-ul Haq Ahadi
Economic Minister Dr. Mohammad Jalil Shams
Justice Minister Sarwar Danish
Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Abdul Karim Khoram
Education Minister Mohamad Hanif Atmar
Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohammad Azam Dadfar
Commerce Minister Dr. Mohammad Amin Farhang
Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismael Khan
Transportation and Aviation Minister Eng. Nehmatullah Ehsan Jawid
Women's Affairs Minister Mrs. Hosn Bano Ghazanfar
Haj and Islamic Affairs Minister Nematullah Shahrani
Public Welfare Minister Dr. Sohrab Ali Saffary
Public Health Minister Dr. Mohammad Amin Fatemi
Agriculture Minister Obaidullah Rameen
Mines Minister Ibrahim Adel
Communications Minister Amir Zai Sangeen
Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Ehsan Zia
Work, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled Minister Noor Mohammad Qarqeen
Border Affairs and Tribal Affairs Minister Abdul Karim Barahawi
Urban Development Minister Mohammad Yusof Pashtun
Counter Narcotics Minister Habibullah Qaderi
Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sher Mohammad Etebari
Attorney General Abdul Jabar Sabit

As of 20 April 2006, the National Assembly held confirmations on the newly stream-lined Afghan Cabinet.

Confirmed Ministers

Defense GEN Abdul Wardak
Finance Dr Anwarul Haq Ahadi
Energy Mohammad Ismail Khan
Interior Moqbel Zarar (acting--selected following Jalali stepping down)
Counter-Narcotics Habibullah Qadiri
Telecommunication ENG Amirzai Sangeen
Agriculture Obaidullah Ramin
Urban Development Yusuf Pashtun
Public Works Dr Sohrab Ali Saffary
Health Dr Amin Fatemi
Religious Affairs Nematollah Shahrani
Border Affairs Abdul Karim Barahawi
Justice Sarwar Danesh
Education Haneef Atmar (was Minister of Rural Development)
Disabled/social affairs Noor Mohammad Qarqeen (was Minister of Education)
Higher Education Dr Azam Dadfar (was Minister of Refugees)
Foreign Affairs Dr Dadfar Spanta
Rural Development Ehsan Zia
Refugees and Repatriation Sher Mohammad Etebari
Mines ENG Ibrahim Adel

Rejected Ministers

Economy Dr Amin Farhang
Youth and Culture Dr Makhdoom Raheen
Transp. and Aviation Gul Hussein Ahmadi
Commerce Dr Mohammad Haidar Reza
Women's Affairs Dr Suraya Raheem Sabrang


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