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British Man Launches Risky Tours to Southern Afghanistan

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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A British man is charging £4,000 per person for dangerous tours to the Taliban’s heartland in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces through is company Safarat Tours, according to Daily Mail.

Despite the British government’s advice against all travel to Afghanistan, Joe Sheffer is offering tourist holidays to the war-torn country.

Freelance cameraman Joe Sheffer is charging £4,000 per person for the tours to the southern (Kandahar and Helmand) provinces of Afghanistan through his company Safarat Tours, which he founded with former colleague Noori Qadtullah.

Sheffer and his Afghan partner took their first group of tourists to Afghanistan last October and he says a ‘bigger group’ including a photographer from New York Times is set to travel to Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

The launch of this tour to Afghanistan has provoked a wave of criticism from the Conservative Party and British security officials.

Tobias Martin Ellwood, a member of the Conservative Party and Chairman of the British Defense Committee says that the Taliban will treat tourists not as visitors but as spies who will possibly face death sentence.

A former British authority who escaped from the Taliban wants this tour to be canceled because people’s safety is of paramount importance than visiting the war-torn at the moment country according to him.

Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, Afghanistan’s tourism industry has gone through difficult times with barely any foreign or local groups willing to visit the many historical sites and natural beauties of the landlocked country mainly due to security concerns.

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