October 24, 2021

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Former Afghanistan PM returned home via Attari

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, Former Afghanistan PM returned home via Attari, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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, Former Afghanistan PM returned home via Attari, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

ATTARI: Former prime minister of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai along with his family members crossed the international border on way to Afghanistan via Pakistan on Thursday.
Ahmadzai held various prominent positions in Afghanistan government from 1992 to 1994 and remained acting prime minister of Afghanistan from 1995 to 1996 before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan and remained in power from till 2001.
Arun Pal, protocol officer, Attari Integrated Check Post informed TOI on Thursday that Ahmadzai along with his relatives including his son arrived Attari in two vehicles including an ambulance.
Others who accompanied the ailing former prime minister of Afghanistan included Musa Ahmadzai, Nooria Ahmadzai, Ruqqaya Ahmadshah, and Slaiman Ahmadshah said Arun adding that Ahmadzai was admitted in a Delhi hospital for medical treatment for the past around three months.
Sources informed that Ahmadzai fled from Afghanistan after Talibans took control in 1996 and remained in exile till the fall of Taliban government. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Ahmadzai had taken shelter in India.
Reportedly, the former Afghan prime minister was issued a transit visa by Pakistan after receiving permission from India to cross the Attari international border which has been closed for passengers traffic since March 2020 with a view to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Reports also quote that a Taliban government minister had requested had asked the Pakistan government for issuing a transit visa to Ahmadzai so he could return home.

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