The photographers’ lenses captured a picture of the daughter of the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, as she wandered in New York City during the past days, while the chaotic and somewhat bloody evacuations in Kabul continued.
42-year-old Mariam Ghani was seen with a friend in Brooklyn last Wednesday, days after her father abandoned his country and its citizens under Taliban control.
Mariam, a photographer and filmmaker who lives in one of Clinton Hill’s luxury buildings, was seen strolling along the sidewalk, clutching her face masks while talking to her friend.
This comes after her father appeared again in the Emirates, where he was granted asylum.
Ghani fled the presidential palace last Sunday with his close circle, and according to the Russian embassy in Kabul, he fled with four cars and a helicopter loaded with money, but he denied leaving with money in his first statement after leaving Afghanistan, and some reports had previously indicated that he went to neighbouring countries. Such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan or Oman.
Ghani’s daughter refused to answer questions outside her home the day before the photo was taken.
It was not clear whether Maryam Ghani, who was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Maryland, has received news from her father since his escape.
A day after the Taliban took control of Kabul, Maryam wrote on Instagram saying she was angry, sad and terrified for her family, friends and colleagues in Afghanistan, adding that she was working hard to do whatever she could do on their behalf.
Netizens on Social media were quick to react to here photos’ of wandering in New York, quoting that “If this is grievance and concern for her father and her country then we wonder what happiness is for them“