Kabul : Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new Taliban government in Afghanistan and the group co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be one of the two deputies, reported news agency AFP. The Taliban announced the first members of their new Afghanistan government after delaying it twice.
The government formation was twice postponed as the insurgents were reportedly struggling to shape an inclusive administration acceptable to the international community. Some reports suggest that Pakistan’s alleged interference in the government formation also caused the delay.
“It was agreed that we would announce a new government before a formal ceremony could be held,” AFP quoted Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, as saying.