Former Afghan House of Representatives member Rahim Ayubi alleged that Ashraf Ghani, the ousted president of Afghanistan, responded calmly, “they are militias, let them be killed,” after Ayubi informed him about the rising number of civilian and military casualties.

People’s Representative in the Afghan Parliament, Rahim Ayubi, claimed in a televised appearance that the then-President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, muttered “they are militias, let them be killed,” in Ayubi’s ear at the end of the meeting when he expressed concern over rising casualties.

Ayubi, a prominent Afghan politician and the president of the Afghan United Nation Political Party, labeled ex-President Ghani a “national traitor” for referring to those who risk their lives and spill their blood for Afghanistan as “militia.”

Ayubi describes a meeting with the president that occurred prior to the collapse of the republic government to the Taliban. The meeting with the president was also attended by Humayun Humayun, Zahir Qadir, Lalai Hamidzai, and other Kandahar province MPs.

This comes as Ashraf Ghani voiced hope to return to Afghanistan in an interview with CNN, claiming that he was the last person to leave the country and that he is not the only person responsible for the government’s collapse.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).