An Afghan official announced on Tuesday night the resignation of Mullah Hassan Akhund, the prime minister of the Taliban government, and the appointment of his successor.

Iran PressAsia:This Afghan official, whose name was not mentioned, said that Maulvi Abdul Kabir was elected as the interim prime minister of the Taliban by the order of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.

As the Taliban assumed power in Afghanistan, Maulvi Abdul Kabir was in charge as the political deputy of the Taliban prime minister.

This Taliban official added that Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund resigned as prime minister due to illness.

Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is 72 years old, was introduced as the prime minister of this group on  just 24 days after the Taliban entered Kabul. 219