TOLOnews 10pm News 16 August 2021
The Taliban said discussions are underway in Doha about a future government, including its structure and name, and they are expected to report on the process in the very near future.
A high-ranking official of the Taliban told TOLOnews that their leadership is busy in discussions in Doha and is in contact with the international community and political parties within Afghanistan.
The fleeing of former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and his aides has been harshly criticized by Afghans who say Ghani played with the "blood of the people" and "committed treason" by abandoning his post after making pledges to stay. Other officials and political leaders were also taken to task for rapidly fleeing despite pledges to stay and fight to the end.
Outraged Afghans noted that Ashraf Ghani, his deputies, ex-NSA Hamdullah Mohib and other officials had repeatedly spoken of remaining in the country, but they left even before the end of the foreign forces' mission in Afghanistan.