Taliban Announce Leaders Of ‘Acting’ Government

Taliban Announce Leaders and Deputy Leader Of ‘Acting’ Government

Kabul: The Taliban announced Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund as the leader of their new government  and Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader.in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday.

Mullah Mohammad Hassan, (Prime Minister) head of the Taliban’s leadership council, was named as acting prime minister,

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, (Deputy Prime Minister) Taliban co-founder who signed a peace deal with the USA in Qatar last year, will serve as his deputy prime minister. 

Sirajuddin Haqqani, (Interior Minister) leader of the Haqqani Network who is on the FBI’s most-wanted list for terrorism, will serve as acting interior minister.

Mohammad Yaqoob, (Defence Minister) the son of former supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, became acting defense minister.

“We’re not a tribal force,” Mujahed said, adding that the group wanted good relations with the U.S. despite the war. “We hope all countries in the world will recognize the legitimacy of our government and our Islamic regime.”

Other key cabinet members include as:

  • Abdul Salam Hanafi, second deputy prime minister
  • Amir Khan Muttaqi as acting foreign minister
  • Hedayatullah Badri as acting finance minister
  • Din Mohammad as acting economy minister
  • Mohammad Edris as acting governor of the central bank

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