Kabul: If things fall into place, a relatively unknown Taliban, Mullah Hassan Akhund could be the new Prime Minister of Afghanistan with two deputies as a compromise candidate among various factions in the Taliban. Akhund is in the United Nations global terrorist list.
Government formation has been delayed owing to factional feuds within the Taliban mainly involving the “Doha unit of the Taliban headed by Mullah Baradar, the Haqqani Network, a semi-independent terror outfit that operates in eastern Afghanistan, and the Kandahar faction of the Taliban,” reports NDTV.
According to the new arrangement, Mullah Baradar and Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Yakub could be Mullah Akhund’s deputies. Siraj Haqqani, of the Haqqani Network who is also a proscribed terrorist may be heading the interior ministry.