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Where did Ashraf Ghani go after leaving Afghanistan?

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The whereabouts of Afghanistan’s President after leaving Kabul are not known to anyone and there is no confirmed report on where did Ashraf Ghani go. It all started after Taliban took over the control..

The Taliban effectively seized control of Afghanistan on Sunday, pouring into Kabul without encountering any resistance, even as Ghani fled the country and the government collapsed.

It was initially reported that Ghani, along with national security advisor Hamdullah Muhib and the head of the President’s administrative office, Fazel Mahmood Fazli, had left Afghanistan for Tajikistan, but capital Dushanbe denied this, according to reports.

It was later revealed that he had visited Uzbekistan.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent with his wife after fleeing his country as the Taliban stormed Kabul on Sunday, according to Al Jazeera television, citing the president’s personal bodyguard.

However, Russian sources say Afghanistan’s former President Ashraf Ghani is in exile in Oman after fleeing the country “with a helicopter full of cash and four cars.

According to New York Times, as of Monday, no one knew where Mr. Ghani was or where he would end up living. Close aides were unable to be reached by phone. According to some reports, he travelled to neighbouring Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or even Oman. There was talk that Saudi Arabia had agreed to give him asylum, and there were rumours that he was accompanied by up to 200 aides, ministers, and Parliament members.

Afghans have accused Ghani of treason, and no official information about his whereabouts is currently available.

Afghanistan’s Defense Minister, Bismillah Mohammadi, lamented in a tweet, presumably referring to Ghani and his associates, that they “tied our hands behind our backs and sold the homeland, damn the rich man and his gang.”

Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, stated in a video clip that Ghani had left Afghanistan.

He stated that he left the people of Afghanistan in a state of chaos and misery, and that he will be judged in the future.


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