News of the captivity of Mullah Baradar and the death of Haibatullah Akhunzada in Afghanistan: report

News of the captivity of Mullah Baradar and the death of Haibatullah Akhunzada in Afghanistan: report

 Even though the Taliban has managed to capture Afghanistan and form a government, an internal rift has begun to emerge between its faction. The Taliban government is heavily influenced by the Haqqani network, which is a puppet of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. Mulla Baradar is taken hostage in Kandahar, while Haibatullah Akhundzada is dead. This information has been received according to media reports.

David Lyon, writing for the weekly British magazine The Spectator, said that Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar had hoped to run the government, but was instead given the role of deputy PM. He wanted more roles for Afghanistan's many ethnic minorities in government and has also argued that the green, red and black Afghan national flag should still be flown alongside the Taliban's white flag. Lion said anger flared up at a meeting held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul recently. A fight broke out between Baradar and Khalil Haqqani. Some sources said that there had been firing, although this has not been confirmed.

According to some sources, the gunshots heard in Kabul earlier this month were actually a power struggle between co-founders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Anas Haqqani, two senior Taliban leaders. The incident took place over alleged disagreements between Taliban leaders on how to resolve the Panjshir situation. The information about the reported firing was shared through the unverified Twitter handle of Panjshir Observer, which describes itself as an independent news outlet covering Afghanistan and Panjshir.

After the battle Baradar disappeared from Kabul for a few days. It then re-emerged in Kandahar, where the group's supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada has a base. Some believe that Baradar has been taken hostage by the Haqqani network. During this time, there was vigorous public dissent played out among Taliban factions, Lion said. The whereabouts of Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhunzada is still unknown. He hasn't been seen or heard from in some time. There are rumors that he is dead.

Lion said that this vacuum at the top of the Taliban has allowed such debates between its factions that the struggle for power in the Taliban is not the last time. The words that came out of the mouth of Mullah Omar, the top Taliban leader, were known as the law, even though he never came to Kabul. Mullah Hassan Akhund, the head of the government formed earlier this month, does not hold real power. There is no one to rein in the Haqqani network, which carries too many messages in its public statements.

It has been more than a month since the Taliban captured Kabul after an aggressive and swift advance against the Afghan government forces following the withdrawal of US forces. The country plunged into crisis last month after Kabul fell into the hands of the Taliban and the democratically elected government of former President Ashraf Ghani.

Lion said it was difficult to predict how Pakistan would manage the new power in Afghanistan. Earlier this month, Pakistan's intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed arrived in Kabul, leading a delegation of officers. Hameed's emergency visit confirms that the Taliban are mere puppets of the ISI. Pakistan and its notorious intelligence agency ISI have been accused of supporting the Taliban in the capture of Afghanistan.

Experts believe that Pakistan has been a major player in toppling the elected Afghan government and establishing the Taliban as a decisive force in Afghanistan. A recent UN surveillance report said a significant portion of al Qaeda's leadership lives in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region.

Amrullah Saleh, the former Vice President of Afghanistan, has insisted that the Taliban are being subtly managed by Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. It also said that Islamabad as a colonial power is effectively in charge of the war-torn country.


In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

The Taliban on Tuesday announced the names of several more ministers and deputy ministers in its interim government in Afghanistan. But despite worldwide pressure, no woman has been included in this expansion of the Taliban government. The Taliban has expanded after presenting a preliminary blueprint for its government earlier this month by announcing the names of top leaders in the top positions. It is noteworthy that the international community has said that it will look into the words and actions of the Taliban and will consider recognition of the new Afghan government after considering the treatment of women and minorities. The Taliban, in its first term, had completely banned women and girls in the country from studying, writing, working or moving in society.

Taliban expands economic team

The Taliban government of Afghanistan has strengthened the economic team. For this, a commerce minister and two deputy have been appointed. The group will seek to revive a financial system with a sudden halt to billions of dollars in foreign aid. On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference that Nooruddin Azizi, a businessman from Panjshir province, north of Kabul, has been named as the acting minister of commerce and industry. They will start work immediately. Ajizi is joined by the caretaker finance minister and the economic affairs minister in a team facing a difficult task. Both were announced earlier.

women may be included at a later time

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, while giving information about the cabinet expansion, said that women could be included in the government at a later time. However, he did not specify any specific time for this. The spokesman said that rules are being prepared for Afghan girls to read, write and work according to the Shariat. But no time limit has been given for when these rules will be ready. Mujahid said minorities, such as the Hazra community, have been taken care of in this cabinet expansion. Deputy ministers have been hired for technical proficiency.

Commenting on the international community's hesitation to recognize the government, the Mujahid said there was no reason to put the work on hold. It is the responsibility of the United Nations and other countries to recognize our government. Along with this, Asian, European and Islamic countries have a responsibility to establish diplomatic relations with us. The Taliban currently need international help to run their government. The condition of this country is dire after four decades of long struggle. The previous government, running with American support, was dependent on international aid. Afghanistan's economy was in dire straits before the Taliban took power last month. Now the situation is getting worse in the new regime.

Poverty has suddenly started increasing. The Taliban does not consider this situation to be very worrying. The spokesman says that most of the funding given to the previous corrupt government was used in the 20-year war against the Taliban. The spokesman said that we can run our business without foreign help. We have enough resources. According to what we have seen and understood so far, Afghanistan is not an economically unsuccessful country. We have enough revenue. If we control and store it properly then we will solve all our immediate problems. But it is not yet clear how revenue will be raised from the country, which is projecting 97 percent of the population of the United Nations to reach below the poverty line by the end of the year. The Taliban have named their cabinet as the interim government, but have not yet made it clear whether elections will be held in the country anytime soon.