Taliban officials and foreign technical teams in Hamid Karzai International Airport HKIA said that the airport will be fully ready for international flights in the upcoming three days.

Technical experts from Qatar and Turkey are busy working in HKIA along with the Afghan engineers.

HKIA was mostly sabotaged and was inflicted up to $20 million worth of damage by the US marines after they completed their evacuation on August 31.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan asked Qatar and Turkey to send their experts and help them in repairing the airport which was made ready for domestic flights in three days but international flights are yet to take off and land from the airport.

Big screens, computers, scanners, and other electronics have been donated by Qatar and UAE and the technical teams are now busy installing them in terminals.

In the meantime, the Taliban allowed those who have documents to travel abroad after they announced their caretaker cabinet.

This comes as the international community is busy lobbying for convincing the Taliban to provide safe path for those who want to go abroad.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.