The formation of a new Afghan government by the Taliban, which was to be announced on Friday, may take place today (Saturday). Sources said that Chairman of Taliban’s Political Office, Doha, Qatar Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar is likely to be the head of the Taliban Government.
More than two weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the hardline Islamists are all set to announce the formation of a new government in Kabul on the lines of the Iranian leadership, with the group’s top religious leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada as Afghanistan’s supreme authority, a senior member of the group has said.
In Iran, the supreme leader is the highest political and religious authority of the country. He ranks above the president and appoints the heads of the military, the government, and the judiciary. The supreme leader has final say in the political, religious and military affairs of the country.
The Taliban also claimed they have taken control of the Panjshir valley and defeated the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA).
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- DG ISI, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has arrived Kabul leading a delegation of Pakistani officials on the invitation of the Taliban to discuss the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan ties under the new Taliban government.