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Afghanistan: Ghani resigns, Jalali head of transitional govt likely


Published:
2021-08-15 14:48:05 BdST

Update:
2021-10-23 11:56:27 BdST

Published: 2021-08-15 14:48:05 BdST

 

Live Desk: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is set to hand over the power to former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali, who is likely to head the transitional government in the country, Reuters has reported.

Jalali was born in Kabul but was a US citizen since 1987 and resides in Maryland in the US. The negotiations are currently underway at the Afghan Presidential Palace ARG to transfer power to the Taliban.

"The Islamic Emirate instructs all its forces to stand at the gates of Kabul, not to try to enter the city," a spokesman for the Taliban tweeted, although some residents reported insurgents had peacefully entered some outer suburbs.

Afghan Interior Minister Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal earlier on Sunday stated that there would be a "peaceful transfer of power" to a transitional government. "The Afghan people should not worry... There will be no attack on the city and there will be a peaceful transfer of power to the transitional government," he said in a recorded speech.

Mirzakwal said the capital Kabul will not be attacked and that the transition will happen peacefully. He assures Kabul residents that security forces will ensure the security of the city.

Dhaka, 15 August (campuslive24.com)//BIT


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