Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, the chief of the Taliban’s highly effective decision-making physique ‘Rehbari Shura’, has been named as Afghanistan’s new head of state by the rebel group’s high chief Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, in accordance with a Pakistani media report.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Chairman of Taliban’s Political Workplace in Doha, and Mullah Abdus Salam will work as deputies of Mullah Hasan within the new Taliban authorities, which is more likely to be introduced subsequent week, The Information Worldwide reported, citing a number of sources.
Mullah Hasan is presently head of the Taliban’s highly effective decision-making physique – Rehbari Shura or management council – which serves very similar to a authorities Cupboard operating all of the group’s affairs topic to the approval of the highest chief.
Mullah Hebatullah himself proposed Mullah Hassan’s identify to go the federal government, the paper stated, including that the problems inside ranks of the Taliban relating to the formation of the federal government have been resolved.
In response to the paper, Mullah Hassan belongs to Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, and was among the many founders of the armed motion. He labored for 20 years as head of Rehbari Shura and remained near Mullah Hebatullah.
He had served as overseas minister and deputy prime minister through the Taliban’s earlier authorities in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
Mulla Yaqoob, son of the Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, would be the new defence minister, the paper stated.
Yaqoob was a scholar of Mullah Hebatullah, who had earlier appointed him as head of the highly effective navy fee of the Taliban.
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the top of the infamous Haqqani community and son of the well-known anti-Soviet warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani, is more likely to get the portfolio of inside minister, whereas Mullah Ameer Khan Muttaqi would be the new overseas minister, in accordance with the Taliban sources.
Sirajuddin Haqqani is a specifically designated world terrorist. In response to the FBI web site, the US Division of State is providing a reward of as much as USD 5 million for info main on to the arrest of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is assumed to remain in Pakistan, particularly the Miram Shah space in North Waziristan, and maintains shut ties to the Taliban and al Qaeda.
He’s wished for questioning in reference to the January 2008 assault on a lodge in Kabul that killed six individuals, together with an American citizen. He’s believed to have coordinated and took part in cross-border assaults in opposition to the US and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
He was additionally allegedly concerned within the planning of the assassination try on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008, the FBI web site famous.
Citing the Taliban sources, the paper stated Mullah Zabiullah Mujahid, whose identify was earlier proposed for info minister, will now be the spokesperson for the brand new head of state.
The Taliban final week postponed the formation of a brand new authorities because the rebel group struggles to provide form to a broad-based and inclusive administration acceptable to the worldwide group.
The event comes days after Pakistan’s spy company Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) Director Normal Lt Gen Hameed dashed to Kabul on an unannounced go to final week, amidst mounting strain on the Taliban to kind an inclusive authorities acceptable to the worldwide group.
Throughout his go to, the ISI chief had met Mullah Baradar and Hizb-e-Islami chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and mentioned the present state of affairs in Afghanistan.
In response to reviews, the brand new authorities in Kabul will likely be primarily based on the traces of the Iranian management, with the group’s high spiritual chief Mullah Hebatullah as Afghanistan’s supreme authority.
In Iran, the supreme chief is the best political and non secular authority of the nation. He ranks above the president and appoints the heads of the navy, the federal government, and the judiciary. The supreme chief has the ultimate say within the political, spiritual and navy affairs of the nation.