After the Taliban* seized power in Afghanistan and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, fear and panic started spreading among the general public for their safety under the militants’ rule.
Famous Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed, who recently escaped from her country after the Taliban took over Kabul, has hit out at exiled Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, calling him a “coward” for leaving the country.
“The day we were leaving Afghanistan on August 15th, he was still giving speeches promising people that everything will be alright. But within the next few hours he disappeared”, she added.
However, Sayeed praised the efforts of Afghanistan’s self-proclaimed acting President Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, son of legendary resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, for challenging the Taliban’s rule from Panjshir province.
From funding the Taliban to training and instructing them, Sayeed blamed Pakistan for the mess in her war-torn country.
“Over the years, we have seen videos, seen evidence that Pakistan is behind empowering the Taliban. […] They are being instructed by Pakistan, their bases are in Pakistan where they get their training. I hope the international community first cuts off their funds and doesn’t offer funds to Pakistan for funding the Taliban”, she said.
Calling India a “true friend”, Sayeed expressed her gratitude towards Indians for extending help to her fellow citizens in Afghanistan.
“They [India] have been very…