The photoshopped photo published by the Vice President’s office

Afghan Vice-President Sarwar Danesh apologized over forgery of a group photo on Tuesday.

A group photo taken on Monday at Sedarat Palace in Kabul was published on the second vice president’s official Facebook page, wherein 1st Vice-President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s portrait was removed from the background with photo editing software.

“It was a technical error from our office for which I apologize and we have republished the original version of the photo”, Danesh said in a statement published on his Facebook wall.

“Undoubtedly, the first Vice-President is one of the most respected and well-respected personalities in Afghanistan, and we deeply respect him”, the statement said.

Original photo published by the British Embassy, Kabul

The British Embassy in Kabul published the original version of the photo which was taken after the signing ceremony of the Global Pledge on Media Freedom on Monday.

Both photos went viral on social media with criticism of the Vice President Sarwar Danesh.


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