Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologises to Afghanistan’s people
The Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has apologised to Afghanistan’s people as he flew to seek refugee in UAE after Taliban takeover.
According to Ashraf Ghani , Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of his life.
“I am sorry that I could not make it end differently”, stated Ashraf.
He further said that the fleeing away was the only way left for him that time.
He also again denied the “baseless” allegations that he had travelled to the UAE with about $169m (£123m).
Taking it to Twitter on Wednesday, Ashraf stated “I left at the urging of the palace security, who advised me that to stay risked setting off the same street-to-street fighting the city had suffered during the civil war of the 1990s,”
He said he had devoted 20 years to helping Afghanistan become a “democratic, prosperous and sovereign state”.
On August 16, Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani was reportedly flown to Oman after he was denied entry to Tajikistan.
According to the 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”.