Taliban have confirmed that Mullah Hasan Akhund will be the head of Afghanistan. He has been nominated by the Taliban leaders in a meeting, the spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. According to reports, Mullah Hasan is one of the prominent leaders of the Taliban who has been working as a powerful decision-maker of the armed group. It also reported that the commander of the Taliban Mullah Yaqoob will become the defence minister of the country.
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A media report suggested that Ameerul Momineen Sheikh Hibatullah Akhunzada, who is the supreme leader of the Taliban, proposed Mullah Hasan Akhund as the head of the Taliban-led Afghanistan government. Mullah Baradar Akhund, who was among the front runner for the race of head of Afghanistan, will be the subordinate of the Mullah Hasan. The report also says that Mullah Abdus Salam, who belongs to Kandahar, will also work as Mullah Hasan’s deputy.
The decision comes a day after the Taliban claimed victory on Panjshir valley after more than two weeks of a deadly war with the National Resistance Front (NRF) led by Ahmad Massoud. NRF, however, denied the Taliban’s victory, saying their armed forces are still fighting against the Taliban.
Taliban sources claim that its spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid will work closely with the head of Afghanistan, Mullah Hasan Akhund. Zabihullah Mujahid will be the spokesperson of Mullah Hasan.
Who is Mullah Hasan Akhund?
The ‘low profile leader’ of the Taliban Mullah Hasan Akhund, who is considered close to Hibatullah Akhunzada, has been appointed as the head of Afghanistan. Mullah Hasan, whose name is on the UN terror list, was born and brought up in Kandahar. Mullah Hasan, known as the religious leader of Afghanistan, is the top leader of the Taliban’s decision-making body. He was the minister during the Taliban era before the US’ invasion in 2001.
Taliban To Form New Govt Tomorrow
According to media reports, the Taliban is likely to form its new government on Wednesday (September 8) following the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani who fled Afghanistan on 15 August.
The Taliban has confirmed that Sheikh Hibatullah Akhunzada will be the supreme leader of Afghanistan and the country’s government will follow the Iranian pattern of governance.
The Taliban has also invited Pakistan, Russia, China, Qatar, and Iran on the formation of the new government in Afghanistan.