Ashraf Ghani denied entry to Tajikistan
KABUL: Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has reportedly flown to Oman after he was denied entry to Tajikistan.
According to the fresh reports, the Tajik authorities did not allow Ashraf Ghani’s flight to land following which he left for Oman. Earlier, media reports had claimed that the Afghan leader had fled to the neighbouring country after Taliban took over Kabul.
Later, the Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan confirmed that the former Afghan president was not in Tajikistan. It said neither Ashraf’s plane entered Tajik airspace nor it landed here.
On the flip side, the Russian embassy claimed that Ashraf Ghani tried to smuggle large sums of currency, but failed to do so.
According to media reports, he was coerced to leave bags full of 5 million US dollars at the airport.
In a statement, the ex-Afghan president had said that he relinquished the power “for fear of bloodshed”.