Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghanistan government: Taliban sources

Mullah Baradar will lead the new government in Afghanistan.

The head of the Taliban’s political office, Mullah Baradar will lead the new government in Afghanistan. On Friday, said three sources from the Islamist group.

Baradar, who heads the Taliban’s political office, will be joined by Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban co-founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, who will take senior positions in the government, three sources said.

“All the top leaders have arrived in Kabul, where preparations are in final stages to announce the new government,” on the state of being anonymous one Taliban official told Reuters.

According to Souces, all the religious matters and governance within the framework of Islam will be defined by the Taliban’s supreme religious leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada.

While the Taliban have spoken of their desire to form a government with everyone’s agreement, a source close to the terrorist movement said the meantime government now being formed would consist solely of Taliban members.

The government would comprise 25 ministries, with a consultative council, or shura, of 12 Muslim scholars, the source added.

The source said, “Also being planned within six to eight months is a Loya jirga, or grand assembly, bringing together elders and representatives across Afghan society to discuss a constitution and the structure of the future government.”

All the sources expected the meantime government’s cabinet to be finalized soon but no one exactly knows when. As some sources are saying it would be settled later on Friday while others felt it would take until the middle of next week.

 

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