ISLAMABAD, Sep 28 (Asia Free Press): Hundreds Afghans left Kabul on fake names and documents of journalists last month after Taliban takeover capital Kabul.
On Monday, several Afghan reporters while speaking to a news conference in Kabul, said that some media outlets have issued fake press cards, authority letters and other documents to their relatives and other influential people to send them abroad.
“Some organisations have issued fake letters on our names,” Serajudding Patan told the reporters.
He added some institutions in Afghanistan have evacuated their employees and relatives under the name of reporters while the real reporters are still in Afghanistan.
“I know that a number of institutions in Kabul and in the provinces issue fake journalists documents in exchange for $100,” Tolo News, a local broadcaster in Kabul quoted another reporter Mukhtar Ibrahimi, as saying.
Last month thousand Afghans left their country to get shelter abroad after some journalists organisations launched a campaign to evacuate media people from Afghanistan.
A local Afghan journalist told Asia Free Press (AFP) that the owners and other management officers in local media outlets have sold the fake journalists cards and letters to people and got huge money from them.
Currently many Afghan journalists who left their country and arrived in UK, Canada, US and other countries have also launched a campaign against the new government in Kabul.
“I know many journalists who were working with Ashraf Ghani government while some of them were very closed with Indian embassy in Kabul and had enjoyed luxury life here,” a journalist, who told on condition of anonymity due to security reason, told AFP.
“We are happy in Kabul as peace returned and hope the economic issues will also be resolved soon,” he added.
The journalists who gathered in Kabul demanded from the Taliban government and international organisations to investigate and return those who used their name and went abroad.