The Taliban have banned all commercial flights after establishing dominance over 11 districts in Kabul.
Kabul: Taliban insurgents announced the formation of a government at midnight on Sunday after taking full control of Afghanistan. All countries in the world have been on high alert since the announcement of the Taliban insurgency. Not only that, but it is also planning to evacuate its citizens and embassy staff stranded in Afghanistan. As for Britain, its MPs have been recalled from vacation as the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan could be debated in Parliament.
According to reports, Prime Minister Boris Johnson convened a meeting of his cabinet’s emergency committee on Sunday as the Taliban marched on the Afghan capital, Kabul. Significantly, after US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Britain, like other NATO forces, began withdrawing its troops.
Ban on commercial flights from Kabul
The Taliban have banned all commercial flights after establishing dominance over 11 districts in Kabul. Army planes have also arrived to help evacuate those present at the airport. This information was given by a US military official.
Negotiations are underway for a peaceful transfer of power. Discussions are ongoing between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives. Meanwhile, various countries are taking steps to move their citizens to safer places. According to information received, a drive is underway to bring 129 Indian nationals to safety in Delhi.
India has not yet closed its embassy in Kabul. Sources at the Indian embassy said they were planning to evacuate the Indians safely.