What is the future of Afghanistan?
Even if you're not a reader of international politics or news, you may have heard about the current crisis looming upon Afghanistan.
It's a new trending topic as President of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will shortly tender his resignation, as the government has surrendered to the Taliban forces, which entered Kabul and sought the unconditional surrender of the central government. Following this, a new interim government has been announced, which is likely to be headed by Ali Ahamd Jalali, a US-based academic.
President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as the Islamist terrorists entered the city, he wanted to avoid bloodshed, while hundreds of Afghans desperate to leave flooded Kabul airport.
In Washington, opponents of President Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s longest war, launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. American diplomats flown by helicopter to the airport from their embassy in the fortified Wazir Akbar Khan district as Afghan forces melted away.
Current situation in Afghanistan
It is facing the challenge of massive humanitarian crisis on account of the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced who have left other war zones and taken shelter on pavements and parks in Kabul.
Panic and rush for passports and visas for those who fear for their lives from the Taliban or their sponsors.
The biggest losers in the transition will be Afghan women and youth. As you all heard, the stories of discrimination against the Afghan women during the previous Taliban regime.
Why did the Afghan Government fail?
Mismanagement of appointments in key security ministries, especially the Ministry of Defence.
Despite clear intimations and notices of withdrawal of US support to President Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan Army was unprepared and caught by surprise by the Taliban offensive.
A lack of military strategy, poor supplies and logistics, indefensible and thinly manned posts, unpaid salaries, phantom rolls, and a sense of betrayal, abandonment and demoralization, all played a role in this.
Yes, Afghan Government has failed to achieve true independence from Taliban and so is other country which are involved in the peace deal. Now we can only pray for Afghans who are settled there and specially the minorities.
But the war has not ended yet.