Fleeing Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani shows up in UAE


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Ousted Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani, who fled his country is presently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ghani had fled Kabul, the country’s capital, last Sunday after Taliban fighters surrounded the city.

After fleeing, issued a Facebook post and said he believed “countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be destroyed” if he had stayed behind.

However, in a statement issued by the UAE foreign ministry on Wednesday, the Afghanistan president and his family were “welcomed” on humanitarian grounds.

“The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds,” the statement reads.

On the other hand, on Tuesday, Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, in a press conference had assured the international community of the militant group’s commitment to the rights of women under Islamic law and that they will be allowed to work and study “within our framework”.

“We have pardoned all those who have fought against us. Animosities have come to an end. We don’t want any external or internal enemies,” Mujahid had said.

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