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Taliban confirm Akhundzada as Afghanistan’s “supreme leader”

Taliban confirm Akhundzada as Afghanistan’s "supreme leader" and highlight that Islamic Emirate is active in provinces under their control.

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Taliban confirm Akhundzada as the “supreme leader” of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan after several weeks of speculation. The curiosity to know the future face of IEA leadership has now ended when the official sources from Kabul and Kandahar reiterate that Mullah Hebatullah Akundzada as the leader of Afghanistan’s new regime.

Taliban confirm Akhundzada as the leader of new Afghan regime

Anamullah Samangani, member of the Taliban confirm Akhunzada as the leader of Afghanistan. Anamullah Samangani, being the member of Taliban cultural commission said that the framework for the new government has been finalized and an announcement would soon be made, wherein Akhundzada will be the leader of the new administration.

“Consultations on the new government are almost finalised and necessary discussions have also been held about the new cabinet. The Islamic government that we will announce will be a model for the people. There is no doubt about the presence of the Commander of the Faithful (Akhunzada) in the government. He will be the leader of the government and there should be no question about this,” Samangani added

Reports in local media have also emerged that state that there will also be a person who would assume the role of prime minister.

Read more: Taliban will reveal consensual Afghan government in days

Akhundzada heading the Islamic government 

“The name of the new system should neither be republic nor emirate. It should be something like an Islamic government. Hebatullah should be at the top of the government, and he will not be the president. He will be the leader of Afghanistan. Below him there will be a prime minister or a president that will work under his oversight,” a political analyst told the Afghan news broadcaster.

Taliban appointed officials in provinces they control

After the fall of Ashraf Ghani administration which marked the start of Taliban 2.0 regime, talks for an inclusive government were underway. The Taliban has appointed several governors and police chiefs for the provinces and districts that are under their control. Only the province of Panjshir is not under Taliban’s governance yet.

“The Islamic Emirate is active in each province. There is a governor in each province, who has started working. There is a district governor for each district and a police chief in each province,” Abdul Hanan Haqqani, another Taliban member, reportedly said.

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