ISLAMABAD: Pictures of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, after the Taliban took control, are doing rounds on social media, one of which shows US military personnel sitting and feasting at Panahgah, a shelter home in Pakistan.
Ahead of the US deadline of August 31 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have taken refuge in Pakistan and are staying at hotels in Islamabad.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Senator Faisal Javed has clarified about the photo of US troops feasting at Panahgah by sharing the original picture and the morphed one. He said, “This picture is fake, please don’t make the shelter home ‘Ahsaas Panahgah’ controversial.”
Citing a verse from the Quran, he asked people not to spread rumours. He asked them to first investigate the report and then share it.
Furthermore, Faisal Javed appealed to the people to “please do not offend the volunteers and philanthropists who donate generously for the shelters and especially the laborers who come there (to have food) – thank you”.
Remember that the United States, along with its allies, has left Afghanistan after 20 years. The United States has completed the evacuation a day before the due date and the last three American planes have also departed from Hamid Karzai Airport.
Meanwhile, withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Afghanistan had been completed few days ago, but crucial documents had fallen into the hands of the Taliban.
According to a foreign news agency, the UK also closed its social media account as soon as the withdrawal from Afghanistan was completed. Important files left during the evacuation of the British embassy fell into the hands of the Taliban.
The Taliban had confiscated sensitive documents of Afghans working for Britain. The documents contained contact numbers, home addresses and other information about Afghans.