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Indian citizens in and around Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan asked to leave

  • Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif says special flight arranged on Tuesday evening

New Delhi: With the Taliban expanding their territory rapidly, India has stepped up its evacuation programmes in Afghanistan. A month after bringing back its diplomats from Kandahar, India will now evacuate citizens in and around Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday.

A special flight has been arranged to take back the Indians late on Tuesday evening.

“A special flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and around Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to leave for India in the special flight scheduled to depart late today evening,” the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e=Sharif said in a tweet. It added, “Indian citizens desiring to leave by special flight should immediately convey their full name, passport number, date of expiry by whatsapp at the following numbers:

0785891303, 0785891301.”

In recent times, the  Taliban have stepped up their offensive, capturing all major cities of Afghanistan. Now they have said that they have their eyes on Mazar-e-Sharif.

There are calls worldwide to pressurize Pakistant to stop funding Taliban.

Afghanistan Ambassador to the UN Ghulam Isaczai has said thta Afghanistan was willing to furnish before UN Security Council evidence to expose Pakistan’s support to Taliban




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