Taliban Leadership Who will be taking the lead

Efforts are underway for a peaceful change of power and it seems the things are moving forward to a complete take over the Kapul takeover was peaceful although there was kias and uncertainty among the upper class Afghans who want to flee the country.

Who are Taliban leaders who will take the important positions in the new Afghan Government setup here are some non-exahstive details

Taliban's Diciplanary Structure

Taliban leadership still consists of many people who were on important roles in their rain 20 years ago. Right now the most important leaders of Taliban leader are Mulla Haibutullah Akhundzada and his 3 assitants Mulla Abdul Ghani Brother Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob and Sirajuddin Haqqani

.Mullah Haibutullah Akhunzada

Present leader, Supreme Leader or Ameer of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan is Mullah Haibutullah Akhunzada.

He became the the Ameer of Taliban after the demise of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in drone attack by the Americans in 2016, it is said that he became part of Afghan Taliban much after the formation of the Taliban movement.

According to the jouranalist and expert in Afghan affairs Mr. Rahim Ullah Yousufzai Mullah Haibatullah was not part of the 33 member Afghan Taliban movement which started in Qandhar in 1994. He says Mullah Haibutullah in fact is a religious leader and has little experience in war games. He was appointed as leader or Ameer due to formation of different factions within Taliban and due to his religious attachment he was able to unite them.

Mullah Haibutullah has been issuing Fatwas in support of the warior action of Taliban, he has also been leading the Taliban government Judiciary since 2001. He had been running a Madirsa in Afghanistan and many Taliban have been his students.

Haibutullah is around 45 to 50 years of age and was born in Panjwani area of Qandhar he belongs to Noorzai tribe.

It is said that Baitullah Akhwanzada gave a direction and speed to the Taliban movement and brought Taliban to the current status. he being from the center of Taliban movemenbt, Qandhar has good grip over Taliban.

He also participated in the war against USSR in 1980 but he is more famous as religious scholar than a military commander. Before becoming the Amir he had been most active  leaders of the Taliban, he assisted Taliban in all religious maters.

He had orderred beheading for the murderars & rapists fornicators and orderred the cuting of hands of theift crimnals.

He was also vice of the former Ameer Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor had made Baitullah his successor in his will, when Mansoor died in American drone attack in 2016 he was appointed as Ameer as per the will.

 Mullah Habutullah Akhwanzada

Mullah Abdul Ghani Brother

Although a full team from the Taliban was involved in the talks with the Americans, the peace agreement in Doha, Qatar, in February 2020 was signed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and at that time he became known to the world as a prominent leader of Taliban.

Presently Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the Deputy Emir of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and is also in charge of the Taliban's political office in Qatar.

He is also known as Mullah Baradar. Mullah Baradar is said to belong to the Popalzai tribe. This tribe is considered to be very influential in Afghanistan and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai also belongs to this tribe. The tribe also lives on both sides of the border, in Pakistan's Balochistan and KPK provinces.

Mullah Brother is said to be from the southern Afghan district of Uruzgan, but he has lived for many years in the stronghold of Taliban the  Afghan province of Qandahar.

In addition to overseeing Taliban operations in Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ran the organization's Council of Leaders and the organization's finances as well.

Mr. Rahimullah Yousafzai, says Mullah Omar and Mullah brother and the former emirs of the Afghan Taliban, have studies at the same madrassa and were among the founding leaders of the Taliban, which was founded in 1994.

Mullah Brother was the governor of Herat province and the head of the Taliban's army during the Taliban era .

Most journalists and experts working in Afghanistan say that when Mullah Mohammad Omar started the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, Mullah Baradar was one of the few people who took up arms and supported the Taliban leader in every way. He stayed with them until success however he did not have any important role finally he was made governor of Herat.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Brother

He became head of the war against NATO forces in 2001 when the Taliban were ousted by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

He was later arrested in February 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan, in a joint US-Pakistani operation.

At the time, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was at the top of the list of prisoners the Taliban demanded the Afghan government release to promote peace talks.

He was released by the Pakistani government in September 2013. But it was not clear whether he remained in Pakistan or moved elsewhere. Mullah Baradar was the most trusted soldier and deputy of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Senior Afghan administration officials have always believed that a leader as tall as Baradar could persuade the Taliban to negotiate peace.

He was the Taliban's deputy defense minister when the Taliban was ousted.

An Afghan official told the BBC after his arrest that his wife was Mullah Omar's sister. They keep track of all the Taliban money. He continued to lead horrific attacks against Afghan forces.

Like other Taliban leaders, Mullah Baradar was banned by the United Nations. They were banned from traveling and buying weapons.

He made a few public statements before his arrest in 2010. "Our jihad will continue until the enemy is eliminated from our land," he said.

Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub

After the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the former emir of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, his eldest son Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub has also been a candidate for the Afghan Taliban Emirate. Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub was appointed head of the movement's military commission at a time when the Taliban had to order a halt to violence in Afghanistan during talks with the United States.

Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub is also the deputy emir of the Afghan Taliban and was given the additional post of security chief in May this year. He was first appointed by Mullah Hebatullah, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban.

Taliban sources said that Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub received his early education from a madrassa in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city. There are also reports that Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub is apparently a young man of political and military thinking and he can play an important role in liaising between the military wing and the political wing in this position.

The Taliban's military structure

Former diplomat Rustam Shah Mahand, who specializes in Afghan affairs, says Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub is considered a key figure in the Taliban movement and is often consulted.

Senior journalist Tahir Khan told the BBC that Maulvi Yaqub's name was more credible because he was the son of Mullah Muhammad Omar and was therefore valued within the Taliban.

He said that Maulvi Yaqub was also joining the military wing. When talks were held between the Taliban and Mullah Omar's family, Mullah Omar's brothers Abdul Manan Akhund and Maulvi Yaqub were given posts.

Mullah Omar's brother had reservations about the name of the movement's emirate. Maulvi Yaqub was appointed head of the military wing of some provinces.

Sirajuddin Haqqani

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The other deputy chief of the Afghan Taliban is Sirajuddin Haqqani, a member of his father Jalaluddin Haqqani's Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the Haqqani Network, hails from Afghanistan's Paktika Province and owns properties in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.

They conducted organized operations from North Waziristan during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

' It is too early to say who will lead Afghanistan. '

Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, a key Afghan Taliban leader and former ambassador, told the BBC that political maneuvering was taking place in Afghanistan and that a commission from Afghanistan was due to arrive in Qatar today (Monday). All of a sudden, things have changed.

He said it was decided that the commission would arrive with the resignation and full authority of President Ashraf Ghani to complete the transition.

He said it had been decided that the Afghan Taliban would not enter Kabul until the agreement was finalized, but suddenly the situation took a new turn, forcing the Taliban to enter Kabul to establish peace in Kabul. Institutions were failing to fulfill their responsibilities.

In response to a question, he said it would be premature to say which Taliban leader would take the lead in Afghanistan. "As long as the talks continue and the phase of peaceful transfer of power is not completed, nothing can be said about who can be the head of state."