Taliban Confirms: Haibatullah Akhunzada Supreme Leader of Afghanistan
Hibatullah Akhundzada To Be the Supreme Leader of Afghanistan, Confirm Taliban
The Taliban on Wednesday informed that supreme leader Haibatullah Akhunzada will be the Head of the new Afghan government. Tolo News reported, there will also be a Prime Minister post in the next government. He will work under the direction of Haibatullah. Taliban’s political office leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said that the Islamic Emirate would declare its new government in two days.
Amanullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban`s cultural commission informed, “Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, will also be the leader of the new government. The Islamic government that we will announce will be a model for the people. There is no doubt about the presence of the Commander of the Faithful (Akhunzada) in the government. He will be the leader of the government.”
Akhundzada, who has never made a public appearance and whose whereabouts have largely remained unknown, will likely work from Kandahar. The Taliban have already appointed governors, police chiefs and police commanders for different provinces and districts.
“The Islamic Emirate is active in each province. There is a governor in each province who has started working. There is a district governor for each district and a police chief in each province who are working for the people,” said Abdul Hanan Haqqani, a member of the Taliban, was quoted as saying.
As reported by sources to CNN-News18. The insurgents are designing a government based on Iran’s model. The Supreme Leader is the head of state and the highest-ranking political and religious authority even above the president.
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