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Ex-Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani apologizes for fledging Kabul

When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last month, the Former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled to the UAE abruptly. He apologized to the citizens of Afghanistan for leaving the country.

 In his statement, Ghani said that "only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her six million people." Ashraf Ghani, who has been criticized for leaving Afghans to an uncertain fate under the Taliban, also denied reports that he left Kabul with millions of dollars in cash from the treasury. "I owe the Afghan people an explanation for leaving Kabul abruptly on August 15 after Taliban unexpectedly enter the city. I left at the urging of the palace security who advised me that to remain risked setting off the same horrific street-to-street fighting the city had suffered during the Civil War of the 1990s," Ashraf Ghani said in a statement that he shared on Twitter. "Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of my life, but I believed it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her 6 million citizens," the 72-year-old former president said in his latest statement, a day after the Taliban unveiled an interim government to run the war-torn country.

In this time period of one month, thousands of Afghans have been protesting on the streets against the extremist rule enforced by the insurgent group on them. The protesters included both men and women, who shouted anti-Pakistan and anti-ISI slogans on the streets of the country. Women took a very strong stand against the implementation of Sharia laws on them.

 Later some of them were even thrashed by the Taliban fighters for demanding their rights. The protests have been laid out by imposing conditions for all these staging protests. Journalists who were covering the protest were arrested. According to the conditions which have been put up for holding a protest against the Taliban the demonstrators need to secure permission prior from the Taliban Ministry of Justice. This was given in the guidelines by the Taliban Ministry of Interiors.

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