After Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flees, the country’s fate becomes as clear as day. Whereas women and children are running for safety, prayers are pouring in around the globe, wishing to see a better future for Afghan citizens. Similarly, Afghan nationals in the UAE hope that things move in the right direction in Kabul and without any further bloodshed, a peaceful settlement will be reached between the Ashraf Ghani government and the Taliban.
They pray that the new government will have people to serve the country with sincerity but no corruption in the bureaucracy.
Afghanistan’s acting interior minister Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal on August 15 stated that a peaceful transition would take place. He didn’t say anything further. As per several media reports, Ali Ahmad Jalali, a US-based academic and former Afghan interior minister may head an interim administration in Kabul.
As the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, the Taliban took over the country without much fighting because the existing government surrendered in a blink of an eye.
Not only Afghan expats in UAE but also the big shots in the business fraternity are worried about the current situation of Afghanistan. They are also hoping that the new government will ensure security and end corruption to prosper economically.
“Major concerns of any businessman are security and corruption. Although the international community is still working to bring peace, I pray that peace returns to our country and corrupt people do not come into power,” Obaidullah Sader Khail, chairman of Afghan Business Council, UAE, was quoted as stating by Khaleej Times. “We need people who serve the people of Afghanistan and look after the interests of the business community in power.
On the other hand, a Dubai-based businessman named Abdul Wahid Momin said the positive thing is that a new government is being formed without any bloodshed, and the two parties have already agreed.
Hafeezulla Khan, a resident of the Southeastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, claimed his family and friends are safe as there is no fighting in the city. However, he hoped that talks would continue in the right direction between the Afghan government and the Taliban to prevail the peace in the war-torn country.