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“Ph.D, Master’s Degree, Not Valuable”: Taliban’s New Education Minister; video surfaces

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A clip is getting widely shared all over social media over social media which shows the Taliban’s Minister of Education, Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir, questioning the importance of higher education like Ph.D and Masters’s degree.

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“No Ph.D. degree, master’s degree is valuable today. You see that the Mullahs and Taliban that are in the power, have no Ph.D., MA, or even a high school degree, but are the greatest of all,” Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir is heard saying in the video. It has received huge criticism.

“Why is this man talking about education,” said one Twitter user.

Taliban declares a 33 member caretaker government

On Tuesday, the Taliban declared a 33 member caretaker government to regulate Afghanistan. All the leading positions in the cabinet were given to key leaders from the movement and the Haqqani network; the most violent coalition of the Taliban known for devastating attacks. 

Even though the Taliban have convinced of a change, trying to seek global recognition, such assertions have been suspected and dismissed amid widespread criticism.

World governors wondering

However, a new cabinet was disclosed, less than a month after the Taliban returned to rule Afghanistan, and with the world, governors left to wonder about forthcoming ties with the nation.

 “In the future, all matters of governance and life in Afghanistan will be regulated by the laws of the Holy Sharia,” Haibatullah Akhundzada, Taliban chief leader, made it apparent in his first public statement since the August 15 fall of Kabul.

Though in an attempt to aspire global recognition, the Taliban have assured an improved and new version of the hardline group, the claims have been suspected because of the reality on the ground.

The son of the Taliban creator and late supreme leader Mullah Omar, Mullah Yaqoob, was named the defense minister.

Co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar, who supervised the signing of the US withdrawal agreement in 2020, was nominated deputy prime minister.

The new Taliban


Hibatullah Akhundzada, the secretive supreme head of the Taliban, published an announcement saying that the new government would “work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law”.

However, analysts said the new lineup indicated little had changed.

“The new Taliban, same as the old Taliban,” tweeted Bill Roggio, managing editor of the US-based Long War Journal.

“It’s not at all-inclusive, and that’s no surprise whatsoever,” said Michael Kugelman, a South Asia expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Also Read: Watch: Afghan women raise their voice; takes to streets as they protest against Taliban restrictions


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