Baradar may become the new head of Taliban
According to a News18 report, it is believed that Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar may replace Akhundzada as the Amir-ul-Momineen of the Taliban. Sources said that the process of removing Hibatullah Akhundzada from the post is still in the initial stage. The Taliban banned women’s education in universities in December last year. Since then there has been an internal tussle in the Taliban. Girls from the families of many senior Taliban leaders are getting education in several Gulf countries including Pakistan.
Thoughts on the names of these leaders
Among the names considered by Taliban officials as Akhundzada’s successor are Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob and Sirajuddin Haqqani. The Taliban first wanted to make Haqqani the Amir-ul-Momineen, but he is not ready to leave Kabul. Haqqani currently holds the powerful Interior Ministry in the Government of Afghanistan. In such a situation, he does not want to give up the pleasure of power and be imprisoned among a select few in Kandahar. Yakub was also not considered eligible for the post, as he was only 33 years old. In such a situation, now everyone’s eyes are towards Mullah Abdul Gani Baradar.
Haqqani and Yakub also want women’s freedom
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the interior minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, and Mullah Mohammad Yakub, the defense minister, disagree on the ban on women’s education. He wants this rule to be changed, as there could be a danger of overturning the Taliban government if the opposition escalates. He also talked to the supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada regarding this, but it did not yield any result. Akhundzada is insisting that he will not roll back the ban under international pressure.
Why did the Taliban remember women
At the same time, Haqqani and Yakub say that Afghanistan still needs international support. In such a situation, the Taliban government should remove the ban on women’s education. This will attract the attention of foreign countries towards Afghanistan and they will be able to get help. In such a situation, a top Taliban source told that Akhundzada is not giving any logical reason. In such a situation, the high officials of the Taliban are considering how to oust the supreme leader from the post.
Taliban continues to ban women
Haqqani and Yakub want to forget the past and present the moderate face of Taliban to the world. In such a situation, they are trying to coordinate with foreign powers on behalf of the government. Recently, the Taliban has banned women from working in NGOs in Afghanistan. The Taliban argue that these women are not following Islamic laws at the workplace. In such a situation, the aid to the rural areas of Afghanistan, especially the female population, has almost stopped.
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