The Afghan embassy in Tajikistan has requested the Interpol police to detain former president Ashraf Ghani, Hamdallah Mohib and Fazal Mahmood Fazli on charges of stealing public wealth.
The embassy said that Ghani must be arrested so that funds stolen by him could be returned to Afghanistan.
Amid growing concerns that Afghanistan may become the epicentre of Islamic terrorism, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York to discuss the situation in the war-torn country which is now under the control of the Taliban.
The Taliban addressed its first news conference and assured that it would respect women’s rights under Islamic law and will not pose a threat to any country. The insurgent group also assured that it would not attack the Afghan nationals who assisted foreign troops and country’s security forces during the 20-year-old war.