Mullah Hasan to head new Taliban govt; Baradar as deputy, report claims

Baradar and Mullah Abdus Salam will work as deputies of Mullah Hasan

 

In a latest update, Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, the chief of the Taliban’s powerful decision-making body ‘Rehbari Shura’, has been throned as Afghanistan’s new head of state by the insurgent group’s top leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, claims a Pakistani media report.

 

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Chairman of Taliban’s Political Office in Doha, and Mullah Abdus Salam will work as deputies of Mullah Hasan in the new Taliban government, which is likely to be announced next week, multiple sources claimed.

 

Hasan is now a head of the Taliban’s powerful decision-making body – Rehbari Shura or leadership council – which serves much like a government Cabinet running all the group’s affairs subject to the approval of the top leader.

 

Hebatullah himself proposed Hassan’s name to head the government, reports said, adding that the issues within ranks of the Taliban regarding the formation of the government have been resolved.

 

India Scanner News Network

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