Italian TG1 News Network has revealed an investigative report showing that Qatar had paid Ashraf Ghani more than $110 million to avoid resisting the Taliban fighters.
This network has published the document of receipt of this money by Ajmal Ahmadi, the special representative of Ashraf Ghani and the former head of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, from the representative of Qatar.
The Italian state-run network has published a document that indicates the receipt of $110,478,000 from Dr. Mutlaq AL-Qahtani, the representative of Qatar signed by Ajmal Ahmadi, the special representative of Ashraf Ghani on July 7, 2021.
The archive of Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that Mr. Qahtani was in Kabul, and had met with Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace (Arg) on July 7, 2021.
It is further highlighted in the letter for what reason the money was granted to Ashraf Ghani. However, five weeks after the payment of the sum at the Embassy of Qatar in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani fled, and the Taliban entered Kabul.
Filippo Rossi, a renowned Italian journalist who conducted this investigative research states that this report has been provided based on reviewing documents and talking to reliable sources.
He says, Ashraf Ghani in a speech in the country’s Parliament on August 2, called on the people of Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban, while districts and provincial capitals were falling to the Taliban one after another with the least resistance.
According to Mr. Rossi, the Afghan security forces were commanded from Kabul not to resist and retreat, instead. Prior to this, other reports existed that certain high-ranking security officials across the country claimed that they were dictated by Kabul not to fight.
General Murad Ali Murad, former Deputy Interior Minister of Defense, in a special interview with Afghan International said that Afghan National Army was well-trained and militarily equipped, However, due to a grand regional and global conspiracy, the government collapsed and the Taliban appeared triumphant.