- The Taliban misappropriated $ 800,000 to its arch-enemy
- Now the country has refused to ask for a refund
- The Taliban are already facing a financial crisis and are receiving money from the United States
In the aftermath of the occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban, longing for the bike, misappropriated a large sum of money to their enemy country. Since then, the country has refused to return the money to the Taliban. In such a situation, the Taliban, already living in poverty, face a major economic crisis. The Taliban continue to demand the recovery of frozen bank accounts in the United States and other Western countries. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been a brand ambassador for the Taliban, asking for donations from abroad.
Send $ 800,000 to the Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan
This enemy of the Taliban is none other than its neighbor Tajikistan. The Taliban regime misappropriated about $ 800,000 to the bank account of the Afghan embassy in Tajikistan. Realizing the mistake, the Taliban demanded a refund from their embassy and the Tajik government, which denied the allegations. Ambassadors to the Afghan embassy expressed their loyalty to the ousted Ashraf Ghani government from the outset and vehemently opposed the Taliban.
The Ashraf Ghani government has approved the money
Dushanbe’s news website Avesta reported last week, citing diplomatic sources, that the money had been approved by the government of former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to fund a school for refugee children in Tajikistan. However, as the Taliban attacks intensified in the middle, the Afghan government was unable to transfer the money and the Taliban captured Kabul on 15 August.
The Taliban did not know where the money went
According to Avesta, the transaction took place on a pre-arranged date. There is no clear indication that the Taliban’s finance ministry knew in advance about the money going to Tajikistan. The news website EurasiaNet claimed that the funds were actually transferred from the Taliban regime, but only for $ 400,000. The transaction was made in September this year.
The Taliban wrote a letter asking for a refund
Diplomatic sources said the Taliban government had written to him in November asking for a refund. This request was rejected. We did not build the school, but for four months the teachers and consular staff were paid from this fund, the source said. All this money is spent on the needs of the embassy and the citizens of Afghanistan.
Why is Tajikistan angry with the Taliban?
In fact, the Tajik community in Afghanistan is largely populated. Their largest settlement is in Panchsheer, the Taliban’s largest opposition stronghold. The Taliban have committed atrocities in Punjab. Not only this, the Taliban militants, with the help of Pakistan, drove their arch-enemy Ahmed Masood out of his house. Vice President and Tajik-born Amrullah Saleh was also ousted. The Taliban also killed Ahmed Shah Masood, known as the Sher of Panjir, by Al Qaeda terrorists. In such a situation, Tajikistan is angry at the Taliban for protecting its ethnic groups.
Taliban militant and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon
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