For the second time in a row, the Taliban have postponed the formation of a new government in the war-torn Afghanistan to next week.
This was announced by their spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. The move comes as the insurgent group struggles to give shape to a broad-based and inclusive administration acceptable to the international community.
"The announcement about the new government and Cabinet members will now be made next week," Mujahid said without giving further details.
According to reports, they will form the government on Saturday in Kabul with outfit's co-founder Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar to be the head of the new government. This is the second time that the Taliban have delayed the crucial call.