THE CABINET

The Cabinet of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is one of the three branches of the government constituted according to articles 71, 70 and 3 of the Constitution of Afghanistan. The Cabinet is created for the purpose of realizing goals of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan such as protection of Independence, territorial integrity, safeguarding the interests and stature of Afghanistan in International Community, ensuring public order and safety, combatting corruption, organizing government finances, protecting public properties, drawing up social, development, cultural, economic, and technological plans. The Cabinet functions in accordance with Islam and enacted laws of the country while complying with democratic values.

The Cabinet meeting of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the highest decision-making and executive authority. According to article 71 of the Constitution of Afghanistan, the Government headed by the President is formed by Ministers, thus the President chairs Cabinet meetings. The members of Cabinet meetings include the First and Second Vice-Presidents, high-ranking officials from the Chief Executive Department and other high-ranking government officials. The Cabinet is a consultative and decision-making body where important issues are discussed and effective, valuable and expert ideas are exchanged which lead to the development and prosperity of our country.

As stipulated in the enacted laws of the country, the Cabinet is entrusted with legislation of more than 197 economic, social, and political laws. Also, the Cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan annually analyzes the budget of the government in order to manage the finances and ensure balance in allocation of budget to the provinces for development. After analysis, the budget is approved and mechanisms are devised to satisfy budgetary shortages and augment revenues. The Cabinet also approves and agrees on execution of comprehensive social, economic, cultural and development policies which are prepared by members of the Cabinet. They also discuss and approve legislative documents culminating in social empowerment. The Cabinet also discusses foreign policies adopted to manage affairs with friendly countries in accordance with international treaties and after discussions the Cabinet approves the International treaties in conformity with the legislative laws of the country.

Additionally, the Cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan discusses those issues which are beyond the authority of the ministries as laid down in the enacted laws of the country. The Cabinet holds meetings during emergencies and exceptional cases to discuss important national and international issues.

MEMBERS

The President is the head of the Cabinet while the following are the members:

ORGANIZATIONNAMEWEBSITE
VICE PRESIDENTSFIRST VICE PREISDENT - ABDUL RASHID DOSTUMvfp.gov.af
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT MOHAMMAD SARWAR DANISHvpo.gov.af
CHIEF EXECUTIVEDR. ABDULLAH ABDULLAHceo.gov.af
FIRST DEPUTY CEO - ENG. MOHAMMAD KHAN
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT - MOHAMMAD MOHAQEQ
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRSFOREIGN MINISTER - SALAHUDDIN RABBANImfa.gov.af
MINISTRY OF DEFENSEASSADULLAH KHALIDmod.gov.af
MINISTRY OF INTERIORMASOOD ANDRABImoi.gov.af
MINISTRY OF FINANCEMINISTER OF FINANCE - MOHAMMAD HUMAYON QAYOUMImof.gov.af
MINISTRY OF JUSTICEMINISTER OF JUSTICE - DR. ABDUL BASEER ANWARmoj.gov.af
MINISTRY OF EDUCATIONEDUCATION MINISTER - MERWAIS BALKHImoe.gov.af
MINISTRY OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRSMINISTER OF WOMEN’S AFFAIRS - DELBAR NAZARImowa.gov.af
MINISTRY OF LABOR, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, MARTYRS AND DISABLEDMINISTER OF LABOR, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, MARTYRS AND DISABLED - FAIZULLAH ZAKImolsamd.gov.af
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION AND LIVESTOCKMINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION AND LIVESTOCK - NASEER AHMAD DURRANImail.gov.af
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTHMINISTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH - DR. FEROZUDIN FEROZmoph.gov.af
MINISTRY OF MINES & PETROLEUMACTING MINISTER OF MINES & PETROLEUM - NARGIS NEHAN mom.gov.af
MINISTRY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYMINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - SHAHZAD ARYOUBEEmcit.gov.af
MINISTRY OF RURAL REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENTMINISTER OF RURAL REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT - MUJIB RAHMAN KARIMImrrd.gov.af
MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATIONMINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION - DR. NAJIBULLAH KHAWAJA OMARImohe.gov.af
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND WATERACTING MINISTER OF ENERGY AND WATER - MOHAMMAD GUL KHULMImew.gov.af
MINISTRY OF URBAN AND HOUSINGACTING MINISTER OF URBAN AND HOUSING - ENGINEER ROSHAN WOLUSMALmuh.gov.af
MINISTRY OF REFUGEES AND REPATRIATIONSMINISTER OF REFUGEES AND REPATRIATIONS - SAYED HUSSAIN ALIMI BALKHImrr.gov.af
MINISTRY OF HAJJ AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRSMINISTER OF HAJJ AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS - FAIZ MOHAMMAD OSMANImohia.gov.af
MINISTRY OF COUNTER-NARCOTICSMINISTER OF COUNTER-NARCOTICS - SALAMAT AZIMImcn.gov.af
MINISTRY OF BORDERS AND TRIBAL AFFAIRSMINISTER OF BORDERS AND TRIBAL AFFAIRS - MOHAMMAD SHAFIQ GUL AGHAmobta.gov.af
MINISTRY OF ECONOMYMINISTER OF ECONOMY - DR. MUSTAFA MASTOORmoec.gov.af
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIESMINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES - HUMAYOON RASAWmoci.gov.af
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKSMINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS - YAMA YARImopw.gov.af
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTMINISTER OF TRANSPORT - MOHAMMAD HAMID TAHMASImot.gov.af
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORHAMDULLAH MOHIB@hmoihb
CHIEF ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT ON PUBLIC RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
CHIEF ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT ON ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
INDEPENDENT DIRECTORATE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCEHEAD OF IDLG - ABDUL MATIN BIKidlg.gov.af
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY OF AFGHANISTANHEAD - SHAH ZAMAN MAIWANDInepa.gov.af
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF SECURITYHEAD OF NDS - MOHAMMAD MASOOM STANEKZAI
DIRECTORATE OF DA AFGHANISTAN BANKDIRECTOR OF DA AFGHANISTAN BANK -KHALI SIDIQdab.gov.af
ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICEHEAD OF THE SUPREME COURT - SAYED YOUSUF HALIMdab.gov.af
SUPREME COURTATTORNEY GENERAL - MOHAMMAD FARID HAMIDIago.gov.af