Ex-Afghan president Ashraf Ghani pitches for Taliban-led govt

New York: Former Afghanistan President spoke in favor of the Taliban led govt in Afghanistan and appealed to the international community to provide recognition. 

While Afghanistan’s currently recognized UN ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, who represents former president Ashraf Ghani’s now-ousted government, was listed to speak for the country at the United Nations General Assembly, the former President issued a statement in favor of the Taliban. 

Taking to Facebook, Ghani asked the international community to give recognition to the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Citing the reason that the ambassadors and representatives ‘do not have any control in Afghanistan’ the war-torn country is moving to a new crisis.  

Ghani called out Isaczai’s address at the UN saying “Ghulam Mohammad Ishaq Zai is addressing the United Nations meeting today in a situation that there is no government and public support behind it.” 

Posting a long statement in Pashto, Ghani requested the international community to interact with the current government to understand their situation and provide their frozen budget along with other financial support. 

The Taliban have said they want international recognition and financial help to rebuild the war-battered country. But the makeup of the new Taliban government poses a dilemma for the United Nations. Several of the interim ministers are on the UN’s so-called blacklist of international terrorists and funders of terrorism. 

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