Who Is Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada? Taliban’s High Spiritual Chief Seemingly To Be Named Supreme

New Delhi: Seizing management of Afghanistan in mid-August, the Taliban are anticipated to announce the newly-formed authorities that’s prone to be helmed by the rebel group’s prime religious chief Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Mufti Inamullah Samangani, a senior official within the Taliban’s data and tradition fee, stated the consultations are nearly finalised on the brand new authorities.

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Samangani added the mandatory discussions have additionally been held concerning the Cupboard.

He stated the group is all set to announce the formation of the brand new authorities in Kabul within the subsequent three days.

60-year-old Mullah Akhundzada will within the new set-up be the Supreme Chief of the Taliban authorities, which can observe the sample of the Iranian management, PTI reported.

Samangani stated Mullah Akhunzada would be the chief of the federal government and indicated that the President will work beneath his oversight.

He additional stated the governors will management the provinces, whereas the district governors can be in-charge of their respective districts beneath the brand new governmental set-up,.

He added the identify of the brand new governance system, the nationwide flag and the nationwide anthem are but to be finalised.

Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, deputy chief of the Taliban political workplace in Doha, on Thursday stated that Mullah Akhunzada will monitor the federal government from Kandahar, the stronghold of the Taliban motion.

“Any person who was part of any former Afghanistan governments during the last 20 years will not be included in the new Taliban administration,” he stated.

Stanikzai stated the Taliban need to have pleasant relations with the European Union, the US and India, including the members of the Taliban political workplace in Doha are in shut contact with completely different international nations.

Mullah Akhunzada, who belongs to the Noorzai clan that’s thought of to be probably the most highly effective tribe amongst Pashtuns, has been serving at a mosque in Kachlaak space of Balochistan province for 15 years.

He joined the Taliban within the Nineties. Mullah Akhunzada’s first main authorities position was in 1995, when the group had captured Afghanistan’s Farah province. 

Earlier than being elevated because the chief of the army court docket within the Nangarhar province within the earlier Taliban regime, he held a place within the army court docket of the Taliban in Kandahar.

Mullah Akhunzada had risen to the rank of deputy chief throughout the group’s Supreme Court docket earlier than the US backed forces overthrew the Taliban from energy in 2001. He turned the top of their council of spiritual leaders in the course of the exile after 2001.

Mullah Akhunzada was appointed as a deputy in 2015 by the then Taliban chief Mullah Mansour within the group’s hierarchy.

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He took over because the Supreme chief of the Taliban after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike in 2016.

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