A look at the life of Afghanistan’s new Prime Minister Mullah Hassan Akhund
Kabul: Taliban have elected Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as the new Prime Minister of Afghanistan. Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund? Let’s take a look at his political life.
Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund served as foreign minister in the first Taliban regime, and for a long time headed the Taliban’s leadership council. He was the Taliban’s first foreign minister and later deputy prime minister during the Taliban’s last term, from 1996 to 2001.
Mullah Hassan Akhund was nominated as the new head of government in Afghanistan by his deputy, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Mullah Hassan Akhund hails from Kandahar, where al-Qaeda was born. The list of people banned by the United Nations included Mullah Hassan Akhund, who has been identified as a close associate and political adviser to Mullah Omar.