The Islamic Emirate officials have asked all former Afghan Air Force members and pilots to come back to Afghanistan.
“There will not be any security threat for these pilots in Afghanistan, general amnesty has already been announced. They can come back and serve here,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate spokesman.
The speeches come as reports were released on Wednesday that the US-trained Afghan Air Force pilots and other personnel who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover left for the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.
It was reported that these Afghan pilots were living in hardship in neighboring Tajikistan.
“These are intellectual assets of the country, they are trained and educated by Afghanistan’s funds. They are experienced workers, so there should be a way and means for them to come back,” said Sarwar Neyazi, military expert.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that during Afghanistan’s collapse, about 25 percent of the Afghan Air Force’s aircraft were flown to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Meanwhile, the German Foreign Office said Wednesday that a charter flight carrying 329 German citizens, and local employees with their families left Kabul on Wednesday.
The German Foreign Office wrote on Twitter: “After intensive preparations, today, we were able to transport 329 German citizens, local employees including their families aboard our first charter flight from Afghanistan,”
The office thanked Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing support for the flight.