Mullah Muhammad Hassan to lead Taliban government: Zabiullah Mujahid

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Mullah Muhammad Hassan to lead Taliban government: Zabiullah Mujahid

News Desk :

Mullah Muhammad Hassan would lead the new Taliban government in Afghanistan. Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Mujahid informed that Mullah Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban would be the deputy Afghan leader.

Key figures in the interim govt:

  • Prime Minister – Mohammad Hasan Akhund
  • Deputy Prime Minister – Abdul Ghani Baradar
  • Interior Minister – Sirjauddin Haqqani
  • Foreign Minister – Amir Khan Muttaqi
  • Deputy Foreign Minister – Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai
  • Defence Minister – Mullah Yaqoob
  • Army Chief – Fasihuddin Badakhshani
  • Finance Minister – Mullah Hidayatullah
  • Information Minister – Zabihullah Mujahid

Mullah Muhammad Hassan:

The new Prime Minister of the Taliban interim government belongs to Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He served as the Foreign Minister and the Deputy PM during the last government of the Taliban. He also chaired the Taliban’s leadership council.

Taliban’s deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani will be the acting interior minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi will be the acting foreign minister, political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will be the acting deputy foreign minister and Mullah Yaqoob will be the acting defence minister, he announced during a press conference in Kabul.

The Taliban who swept to power last month has been expected to announce a government since the United States-led evacuation was completed at the end of August.

They have promised an “inclusive” government that represents Afghanistan’s complex ethnic makeup — though women are unlikely to be included at the top levels.

As they transition from insurgency group to governing power, the Taliban have a series of major issues to address, including looming financial and humanitarian crises.

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