The Taliban’s third supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada said that Sharia law would be in force in Afghanistan as the outfit announced its caretaker government in Kabul on Tuesday, Sputnik reported.
‘In the future, all issues of governance and life in Afghanistan will be governed by the laws of holy Sharia,’ Sputnik reported quoting a statement from the Taliban chief. Akhundzada said that the Afghan authorities will take serious steps to protect human and minority rights ‘within the framework of Islam’.
On Tuesday, the Taliban announced its new caretaker government amid reports of infighting within the terror group, which reportedly delayed the announcement of the new dispensation in Afghanistan.
Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, chief of the Taliban’s powerful decision-making body ‘Rehbari Shura’ will head the new ‘caretaker’ government in the country, which it had seized control of on August 15. Hasan Akhund is on UN list of global terrorists.
Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the Taliban’s spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, who will also be Information Minister, said that the group’s co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the acting deputy Afghan leader.
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the proscribed Haqqani network has been named the new interior minister. Sirajuddin has a $5 million reward on him by US.