The ever-changing situation in Afghanistan has taken the world by surprise and even high-ranking government officials in Afghanistan themselves have not been able to accurately assess the situation.
One such figure is Ajmal Ahmadi, the head of Afghanistan’s central bank, who has mentioned the incident on social media.
Ajmal Ahmadi, Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, said that the fall of the government in Afghanistan was so rapid that it was difficult to understand. Most of the rural areas had fallen to the Taliban several months ago, but the Taliban Gained control before.
1/The collapse of the Government in Afghanistan this past week was so swift and complete – it was disorienting and difficult to comprehend.
This is how the events seemed to proceed from my perspective as Central Bank Governor.
— Ajmal Ahmady (@aahmady) August 16, 2021
He said that in the six days since Zaranj was captured on Friday, August 6, several provinces in the north had fallen to the Taliban. Was
Ajmal Ahmadi said that it is difficult to believe all this but it is doubtful why the Afghan National Security Forces vacated the posts (all the posts) so quickly, there was definitely something that was hidden.
He further said that when Thursday came, he attended the meetings as usual. Ghazni fell in the morning. By the time I left home, Herat, Kandahar and Badghis had also fallen to the Taliban.
It was reported on the phone that due to the deteriorating security situation, the shipment of dollars would not be received. On Saturday, the central bank issued less currency in the market which increased the unrest. I can’t believe it was the day that Kabul got out of hand.
Ajmal Ahmadi said that on Saturday my family said that almost all government figures have left the country and I am just a fool, I got upset and bought tickets for Monday as a precaution, I started work on Sunday.
But the news that was coming was constantly increasing the anxiety, I left the bank, it was very scary to leave the employees like this but still I reached the airport where other personalities were also present, the second vice president Danish is also leaving the country Ministers and other dignitaries were waiting for the flights of private airlines but the flights were canceled.
“I managed to book an Orange private flight but then the throne fell and the president left the country. I knew the flight would be canceled and there would be chaos everywhere. As expected, the personnel and soldiers left the posts.
Running towards the plane, 300 people boarded the 100-seat plane, our plane had neither fuel nor pilot, I decided to get off the plane and saw a military plane surrounded by people.
The head of the central bank added that the citizens wanted to board the plane but the guards kept them away, there was a lot of rush, there were gunshots but my close associates somehow got me on board.
“This is not how it should have ended. I feel very sorry for the lack of planning by the Afghan leadership. I contacted the presidential palace and asked what the plan was to leave, but after 7 years of service, I There was only silence in response. I cannot forgive Ashraf Ghani for not planning a transfer of power.