Afghan Ex-President Ashraf Ghani Says He Hopes To Return To Afghanistan Soon

(MENAFN- Khaama Press)

In a recent interview, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the former president of Afghanistan who left his country exactly one year ago today—the day Kabul fell—said he hoped to return to Afghanistan in the near future.

Ghani, who left Afghanistan amid the unrest, told CNN in an interview that he hoped to go back to Afghanistan soon.

Former president Ghani said,“I want to be able to help my country heal. And I hope to be able to do that from the place where every cell in my body belongs and without which I always feel alien.”

In another interview, the Afghan leader stated that“No Power in the world could persuade me now to get on a plane and leave this country. It is a country that I love and I will die defending.”

Ghani maintained that he was“the last person to leave” and that it was“impossible” to defend Afghanistan when asked why he left the country he had undertaken to“die defending.”

He said that he“did not want to give the Taliban the pleasure of humiliating another Afghan president,” referring to the Taliban's arrest and execution of the then-president Dr. Najibullah back in 1996 when the Taliban first took control of Afghanistan.

Earlier, in an interview with Indian media, former president Hamid Karzai, who held office from 2002 to 2014, also expressed concern for his safety recalling what the Taliban did to Dr. Najibullah.

This comes as today, the 15th of August, marks the day Kabul fell to the gun-wielding insurgent militia of the Taliban, which to the stakeholders is the day of the death of women's rights, freedom of expression and press.

  • Saqalain Eqbal

    Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

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