KABUL: Chairman of the high council for national reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah blamed former President, Ashraf Ghani for fall of the country, saying that Ghani’s fleeing from the country caused severe chaos.
He made the remarks at India Today Conclave 2021. According to Abdullah, the culmination of some specific issues- that Ghani was part of it- caused system collapse. He termed lack of political consensus, fraudulent election, and existed-corruption in the government were the reason behind the political vicissitude.
“So many flaws in our own system, bad elections one after another, Ghani not trusting people and mistrust between him and the leadership, (and) corruption were some of the factors,” he added.
He downplayed the peace deal signed between the U.S. and Islamic Emirate as helpless for peace in the country. “At the same time when the US signed a deal with the Taliban under the Doha Agreement, the peace element of it was very weak,” Abdullah said.
On August 15, former President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, leaving the leadership uncertain and ambiguous. Following the rapid wave of chaos on the same day, the Taliban entered in Kabul and took control of the government’s institutions.