|History and Biodata
Mullah Abdul Manan Nyazi was born 1968 in Pashtoon Zarghoon district, Herat province. He was Governor of Kabul Province under the Taliban regime. He is listed on the UN sanction list 25 Jan. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 18 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 12 Apr. 2010) . Taliban spokesman Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, also a senior member of the Supreme Council, said those who elected Mullah Mansour as successor of Mullah Omar had not followed the proper procerdure. "According to Islamic rule and principles, when a leader dies, a Shura (council) is called, then its leader is appointed," he added.