The Taliban announced an interim government and cabinet in Afghanistan about three weeks after taking control of Kabul, with Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as interim prime minister.
Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, from Kandahar, has long been the head of the Taliban’s top decision-making body, the Leadership Council.
During the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, he served first as foreign minister and then as deputy prime minister.
Mullah Akhund’s name is also on the UN sanctions list for international figures, according to the list, he was a close associate of Mullah Mohammad Omar and his political adviser.
Like other Taliban leaders, Mullah Akhund is one of the founding leaders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had close ties to Mullah Mohammad Omar.
According to foreign media reports, Mullah Akhund enjoys a lot of respect among the Taliban.
Some observers believe that Mullah Akhund, 65 years old or possibly older, is considered a religious figure rather than a political figure in his group.
Mullah Akhund, who belongs to the Durrani tribe of the Pashtun nation, has been playing an important role as a leader in the leadership council.