Taliban expected to declare formation of government in Afghanistan

The Taliban is likely to form a government as early as on Friday according to reports. Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is likely to become the head of the executive council.

The Taliban faces international and domestic pressure to rule Afghanistan with larger acceptance.

Earlier, reports claimed that the Taliban’s top religious leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada will be ‘supreme authority’.

The Taliban, which stormed Kabul on August 15, has faced confrontation in the Panjshir Valley, with reports of heavy fighting and casualties.

Thousands of Afghans have been displaced due to the recent violence. As many as half a million others are also estimated to become refugees in neighbouring countries such as Pakistan and Iran.