Afghan well-known female pop star Aryana Sayeed on Tuesday criticized deposed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, calling him a “coward” for leaving the country in the hands of a bunch of Pakistanis.
In an exclusive interview with ANI from an undisclosed location, she said: “I am really disappointed in the President (Ashraf Ghani), the way he left Afghanistan in the hands of a bunch of Pakistanis. He left our people, our country, our armed forces. and military. How could we fight without leaders?”
“I was very sad and angry with him for what he did, that was very cowardly of him. On the day we left Afghanistan on August 15, he was still making speeches promising people that everything will be fine. After hours he disappeared she added.
On the speed with which the Taliban took over the war-torn country, Sayeed added: “To start with, I’m really disappointed. I’m disappointed that they just left Afghanistan alone and that the Taliban took over all of Afghanistan in no time. time span of a few days, it’s unbelievable for me.”
Meanwhile, she praised the efforts of Afghan “acting” President Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, son of famed anti-Taliban figure Ahmad Shah Massoud, for challenging the Taliban in the Panjshir Valley. “Whatever is happening in Panjshir now, it’s very brave of them, appreciate that, but at the same time I’m afraid that Afghanistan is going back to civil war, which is scary. We’ve been through that and I don’t want Afghanistan to go through that again, I I’m really worried,” Sayeed said.
She also took a look at international powers before leaving Afghanistan in the middle of nowhere. “I mean, look at all these superpower countries that went there initially and they said our reason for going there is to get rid of al Qaeda, get rid of the Taliban and then, after being there for twenty years and having spent millions and millions of dollars, lives of all those soldiers lost there, they suddenly decided to leave Afghanistan and come out and this is so shocking to me,” Sayeed told ANI.
Sayeed also called on the international community not to forget Afghanistan and its people now living in misery.
“My hope is from the international community not to forget Afghanistan. Don’t forget the Afghan citizens, because it is not their fault that they now live in misery and millions of people in Afghanistan women and children they do not deserve what they deserve are now continuing. “
She urged them to put some pressure on Pakistan and also blamed the country for the current crisis in Afghanistan by empowering the Taliban.
“I hope they can put some pressure on Pakistan, personally I believe the current crisis in Afghanistan is due to Pakistan. The Taliban are funded by Pakistan, they are instructed by Pakistan, their bases are in Pakistan where they are trained. So I hope the international community cuts their fund in the first place and they don’t give money to Pakistan so they don’t have enough money to fund the Taliban,” Sayeed said.
She asked the Taliban to think about humanity and advised them not to treat innocent people as they did twenty years ago.
“I just hope they think about humanity, they should think you know they shouldn’t treat innocent people like they did 20 years ago,” she added.
During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, brutal flogging, amputations and public executions were the order of the day.
Women were largely confined to their homes and the death penalty was in effect for crimes such as adultery of women, homosexuality and rejection of Islam.
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