New Delhi: Where is Hibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Taliban? Senior leader Akhundzada has been in the news for a long time since the Taliban’s uprising in Afghanistan. International news agencies reported that the council would rule Afghanistan and give Akundazada overall responsibility. But the question of where Akundasada is remains unanswered.
India is also assessing the situation based on information released by various foreign intelligence agencies. According to intelligence sources, Akhundzada has been captured by the Pakistani military and has not met any senior Taliban leaders or members for the past six months. Akhundzadah’s last public statement came in May. India is also looking at how Pakistan will handle the matter.
Hibatullah Akhundzada joined the Taliban in 2016 after senior US leader Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike. Fifty-year-old Akhundzada is regarded not only as a warrior but also as a jurist and a man of extreme religious interpretations. On August 15, Akhundzada was on the list of seven key leaders who say he has been in power since the Taliban seized control of Kabul and took control of Afghanistan.
India is closely monitoring the latest developments in Afghanistan after the central government received reports that terrorist organizations, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad, could join the Taliban. On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indirectly criticized Pakistan during a meeting of the UN Security Council, saying “there are some countries that do not justify terrorism and are thwarting counter-terrorism.” Jayashankar had said.
English Summary : Taliban Chief May Be In Pak Army Custody: Sources Cite Foreign Intel