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Mullah Akhund to head interim Taliban govt.

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 08, Sep 2021
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The Taliban announced that Mullah Hasan Akhund has been appointed interim prime minister of Afghanistan.

Who is Mullah Akhund ?

  • Akhund served as foreign minister in     Taliban government of the 1990s
  • Akhund is a conservative, religious scholar whose beliefs include restrictions on women and the denial of civil rights for ethic and religious minorities.
  • He served on the Taliban’s shura councils, the traditional decision-making body made up of religious scholars and mullahs — an honorific given to those trained in Islamic theology.
  • Akhund is best known as one of the architects of the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the giant cliff statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.