August 11, 2021
Wed, Aug 11, 2021
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday hit Afghanistan navy and civil management onerous, questioning the place the whopping $2 trillion had “vanished” which they obtained to construct a nationwide military.
The minister’s feedback got here within the wake of yet one more offensive by the Taliban, as two extra cities fell to the insurgents Tuesday.
Lashing out on the “so-called” Afghanistan management, Chaudhry stated folks in each Afghanistan and the US should be questioning the place the hefty $2 trillion, that was supposed to construct the Afghanistan National Army, had gone.
“How come all ministers and generals became billionaires but the people of Afghanistan are suffering due to poverty? Who is responsible for these sufferings?” he puzzled.
“Corruption of leadership drowns nations and Afghanistan is an example of that,” he concluded.
Afghan forces have the sources required to struggle Taliban: Pentagon
Expressing concern on the present scenario within the war-torn nation, Pentagon Spokespersom John Kirby had stated Monday that the Afghan safety forces have the sources required to struggle the Afghan Taliban.
He had stated that the Afghan safety forces have the amenities that the Taliban lack, including that the nation’s safety forces need to defend Afghanistan.
“The Afghan government possesses capability and capacity to defend itself,” he had stated.
“I have the proof that they have a force of over 300,000 soldiers and police. They have a modern air force — an air force, by the way, which we continue to contribute to and to — and to improve. They have modern weaponry; they have — they have an organizational structure. They have a lot of advantages that the Taliban don’t have. Taliban doesn’t have an air force, the Taliban don’t own an airspace, they have a lot of advantages. Now, they have to use those advantages. They have to exert that leadership. And it’s got to come both from a political and from the military side,” Kirby had stated.
Two extra cities fall to Taliban
The insurgents received management of Farah metropolis, capital of the same-named province, and Pul-e-Khumri in Baghlan, inside hours of one another, officers in each centres instructed AFP.
“The Taliban are now in the city,” Baghlan MP Mamoor Ahmadzai instructed AFP.
“They have raised their flag in the main square and on governor’s office building.”
The Taliban confirmed their seizure in separate tweets.
Six of the opposite provincial capitals to have fallen since Friday are within the nation’s north, with the insurgents setting their sights on Mazar-i-Sharif, the area’s largest metropolis.
Its fall would sign the full collapse of presidency management within the historically anti-Taliban north.
Government forces are additionally battling the group in Kandahar and Helmand, the southern Pashto-speaking provinces from the place the Taliban draw their energy.