Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, a lesser known Taliban leader who is on a UN terror list, could be the next Prime Minister of Afghanistan as the Taliban tries to settle on a compromise candidate amid disagreements.
Key are 5 points on Mullah Hassan Akhund:
Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund has headed Taliban’s leadership council, the “Rehbari Shura”, for 20 years.
He was minister in the Taliban government in Afghanistan before the war with US started in 2001.
Known to be more of a religious than a military leader and is said to be close to Taliban’s spiritual leader Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada.
He is from Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban.
Reports say he was among the founders of the armed movement.