Afghanistan: Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead the upcoming government in Afghanistan, where the group gained final control after months of attacks.
Baradar, who heads the Taliban’s political office in Doha, will be joined by Mullah Mohammad Yacoub, son of the late Taliban co-founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai in senior positions in the government, Tolo News quoted sources as saying. Islamic group. Also Read: Taliban Say Will Raise Voice For Muslims Anywhere Including Kashmir: Report
Earlier, the Taliban had announced that Haibatullah Akhunzada could head the upcoming government in the country, but sources said he would focus on religious matters and governance within the framework of Islam.
Meanwhile, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stankzai, deputy head of the Taliban political office, met with Germany’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Marx Putzel, on Friday. Stankzai and Putzel discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the reopening of the Kabul airport, and continuing German humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Tolonews reports.
The Taliban is expected to announce a new government in Afghanistan amid warnings of an impending food crisis at the United Nations, urging the global community to step up support for the war-ravaged country. Also Read: Taliban Prepares Kill List Of Sex Workers In Afghanistan
According to media reports, the cabinet can be presented after the morning prayers on Friday and preparations were being made for a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital Kabul. Also Read: Received Green Light From Taliban, We Plan To Start Domestic Flights Today: Afghan Airline
The Taliban have urged former government officials to continue in their roles. But in the face of an impending economic crisis, including a cash crunch that has put pressure on the availability of fuel, food and other staples, the past two weeks have been a scramble by the Taliban to establish itself.