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Mullah Hasan to move Taliban govt, Mullah Baradar to function deputy: Reports

Secretive Taliban supreme chief Hibatullah Akhundzada , who has by no means been seen in public, informed the brand new authorities to uphold Sharia regulation in an announcement

File picture of Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Anandabazar

The Taliban introduced Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund because the chief of their new authorities in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

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 Cabinet operating all of the group’s affairs topic to the approval of the highest chief.

Chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid additionally informed a press convention that Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar would be the deputy chief. Baradar is the chairman of Taliban’s Political Office in Doha.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the top of the infamous Haqqani community and son of the well-known anti-Soviet warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani, was additionally given the portfolio of inside minister.

As per The News International,  the rebel group’s prime chief Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada himself proposed Mullah Hassan’s identify to move the federal government, including that the problems inside ranks of the Taliban relating to the formation of the federal government have been resolved.

According 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 international minister and deputy prime minister throughout the Taliban’s earlier authorities in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

NameTaliban Cabinet positions
Al- Hajj, Mullah Mohammad Hassan AkhandActing Prime Minister
Mullah Abdul GhaniDeputy Prime Minister
Mawlawi Abdul Salam HanafiDeputy Prime Minister
Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqub MujahidActing Minister of Defense
Alhaj Mullah Sirajuddin HaqqaniActing Minister of Interior
Mawlawi Amirkhan MottaqiActing Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mullah Hedayatull BadriActing Minister of Finance
Sheikh Molavi Noorullah MunirHead of Ministry of Education
Mullah Khairullah KhairkhahHead of Ministry of Information and Culture
Qari Din HanifHead of Ministry of Economy
Sheikh Molavi Noor Mohammad SaqibHead of Ministry of Hajj and Endowments
Mawlawi Abdul Hakim ShariHead of Ministry of Justice
Mullah Noorullah NouriHead of Ministry of Borders and Tribes
Mullah Mohammad Deons AkhandzadehHead of Ministry of Rural Development
Sheikh Mohammad KhalidHead of Ministry of Invitation and Guidance
Mullah Abdul Manan OmariActing Minister of Public Works
Haji Mullah Mohammad Issa AkhandActing Minister of Mines and Petroleum
Mullah Abdul Latif MansourActing Minister of Water and Electricity
Mullah Hamidullah AkhundzadehActing Minister of Aviation and Transport
Mawlawi Abdul Baqi HaqqaniActing Minister of Higher Education
Mawlawi Najibullah HaqqaniActing Minister of Communications
Haji Khalil-ur-Rehman HaqqaniActing Minister of Refugees
Mullah Abdul Haq WathiqHead of the General Directorate of Intelligence
Mullah Mohammad Fazel MazlumDeputy Minister of Defense
Mullah Abdul Haq WathiqHead of the General Directorate of Intelligence
Haji Mohammad IdrisHead of Afghanistan Bank
Mawlawi Ahmadjan AhmadiHead of Affairs
Mullah Mohammad Fazel MazlumDeputy Minister of Defense
Qari FasihuddinHead of Afghan military
Shir Mohammad Abbas StanekzaiDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rumi Noor JalalDeputy Minister of Interior
Zabihullah MojahedDeputy Minister of Information and Culture
Mullah Taj Mir JavadFirst Deputy Director General of Intelligence
Mullah Rahmatullah NajibDeputy Director of General Directorate of Intelligence
Mullah Abdul Haq AkhandDeputy Minister of Interior within the Counter-Narcotics Department

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. Mullah Ameer Khan Muttaqi would be the new international minister, in keeping with the Taliban sources.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is a specifically designated international terrorist. According to the FBI web site, the US division of state is providing a reward of as much as $5 million for data main on to the arrest of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is believed to remain in Pakistan, particularly the Miram Shah space in North Waziristan, and maintains shut ties to the Taliban and al Qaeda.

He is needed for questioning in reference to the January 2008 assault on a resort in Kabul that killed six individuals, together with an American citizen. He is 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 data 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 present form to a broad-based and inclusive administration acceptable to the worldwide neighborhood.

The growth comes days after Pakistan’s spy company Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Hameed dashed to Kabul on an unannounced go to final week, amidst mounting strain on the Taliban to type an inclusive authorities acceptable to the worldwide neighborhood.

During 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.

According to studies, the brand new authorities in Kabul might be primarily based on the strains of the Iranian management, with the group’s prime non secular chief Mullah Hebatullah as Afghanistan’s supreme authority.

In Iran, the supreme chief is the very best political and spiritual 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, non secular and navy affairs of the nation.

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