Mullah Hassan Akhund met Pak Help, “Lightweight Leader” Could Be Elected as Afghan Prime Minister: Sources

Kabul fell to the Taliban three weeks ago as thousands tried to leave the war-torn country.

New Delhi:

A relatively lesser-known Taliban leader, Mullah Hassan Akhund, is seen as a “lightweight” and who is on a UN terror list, could be the unlikely choice, since the next Prime Minister of Afghanistan as a compromise candidate between rival factions of the Taliban.

Disagreements between the extremists group’s multiple factions have thwarted so far government formation in the war-torn country. Kabul fell three weeks ago in hands of the Taliban.

The main contenders for power, whose struggle the announcement of An new regime, including the Doha unit of the Taliban led by Mullah Baradar, the Haqqani network, a semi-independent terror outfit that works in East Afghanistan and the Kandahar faction of the Taliban.

Below the new formula, Mullah Baradar and Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Yakub are likely to serve as Mullah Akhund’s deputies. Siraj Haqqani, of the Haqqani Network, and also on global terror lists, can be picked to head the powerful Ministry of Home Affairs – equivalent to India’s home ministry — sources said.

The Taliban’s top cleric, the shadowy leader Hibatullah Akhundzada, is likely to be the “supreme leader.”

Mullah Hassan Akhund, the prime minister-waiting heads of Taliban leadership council, the “Rehbari Shura” and has served as a minister in Taliban controlled Afghanistan before the war with the US started in 2001.

It is speculated that the consensus was reached during Pakistan military stay of the intelligence service chief of ISI in Kabul last week. Faiz Hameed is now back in Islamabad.

The future sketch of the new regime has thrown up to ask over the Taliban’s commitment to their own promise of an inclusive government.

There seems to be no role for former leaders of the country – including former President Hamid Karzai and former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah – despite their ongoing conversations with the Taliban after they captured Kabul.

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