A list of the Cabinet ministers and top leaders in Afghanistan's new transitional government and their ethnicities:

—President: Hamid Karzai, Pashtun.

—Deputy Presidents: Mohammed Fahim, Tajik; Karim Khalili, Hazara; Abdul Qadir, Pashtun.

—Special Adviser on Security, Yunus Qanooni, Tajik.

Cabinet:

—Defense Minister: Mohammed Fahim, Tajik.

—Foreign Minister: Abdullah, Tajik.

—Finance Minister: Ashraf Ghani, Pashtun.

—Interior Minister: Taj Mohammed Wardak, Pashtun.

—Planning Minister: Mohammed Mohaqik, Hazara.

—Communications Minister: Masoom Stanakzai, Pashtun.

—Borders Minister: Arif Nurzai: Pashtun but from a Tajik-dominated party.

—Refugees Minister: Intayatullah Nazeri, Tajik.

—Mines Minister: Juma M. Mahammadi, Pashtun.

—Light Industries Minister: Mohammed Alim Razm, Uzbek.

—Public Health Minister: Dr. Sohaila Siddiqi, Pashtun.

—Commerce Minister: Sayed Mustafa Kasemi, Shiite Muslim.

—Agriculture Minister: Sayed Hussain Anwari, Hazara.

—Justice Minister: Abbas Karimi, Uzbek.

—Information and Culture Minister: Saeed Makhdoom Rahim, Tajik.

—Reconstruction Minister: Mohammed Fahim Farhang, Pashtun.

—Haj and Mosques Minister: Mohammed Amin Naziryar, Pashtun.

—Urban Affairs Minister: Yusuf Pashtun, Pashtun.

—Public Works Minister: Abdul Qadir, Pashtun.

—Social Affairs Minister: Noor Mohammed Karkin, Turkman.

—Water and Power Minister: Ahmed Shakar Karkar, Uzbek.

—Irrigation and Environment Minister: Ahmed Yusuf Nuristani, Pashtun.

—Martyrs and Disabled Minister: Abdullah Wardak, Pashtun.

—Higher Education Minister: Sharif Faez, Tajik.

—Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister: Mir Wais Saddiq, Tajik.

—Transportation Minister: Saeed Mohammed Ali Jawad, Shiite.

—Education Minister: Yunus Qanooni, Tajik.

—Rural Development Minister: Hanif Asmar, Pashtun.

Courts:

—Supreme Court Chief Justice: Sheikh Hadi Shinwari.