Corrupt officials allow Taliban to invade Kabul, said former Afghan minister
Corrupt army and officials took the money, allowed Taliban militants to invade the city, said former finance minister of Afghanistan
Kabul: Afghanistan former finance minister has alleged that the fall of the Ashraf Ghani government’s due to corrupt officials and an army who took bribes from Taliban militant groups and allowed their ghost soldiers into the city.
Ex finance minister Khalid Payenda said that Afghanistan has over 300.000 army personal and police, corrupt officials have taken the money and allowed Taliban militant groups to invade the city, former minister told BBC.
Within no time, the Taliban has captured the city, soon after the US announced its withdrawal of forces after 20 years of rule in the Country.
The former finance minister left the Country soon after the Taliban took control over the Presidential palace in Kabul.
“The way the accountability was done, you would ask the chief in that province how many people you have and based on that you could calculate salaries and ration expenses and they would always be inflated," he told BBC recently.