The famous pop star of Afghanistan, Aryana Sayeed escaped from Kabul after the takeover by the Taliban. She totally and completely blamed Pakistan for sanctioning the terrorist outfit to the Taliban. She also thanked India wholeheartedly and expressed her gratitude for helping the Afghans during their period of crisis.
Who is Aryana Sayeed?
Aryana Sayeed is an Afghan songwriter, singer, and TV personality. Her language of singing is mostly Persian or Dari but she has many songs in Pashto as well. Sayeed is one of Afghanistan’s most famous musical artists. She performed regularly in concerts and festivals both within and outside Afghanistan. This person even hosted the musical television shows for the 1TV and TOLO networks.
She was an activist too. She supported the #WhereIsMyName campaign which was led by Laleh Osmany. This brought about a change in Afghan law so that the names of women could be included on identity cards. In August 2021, following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, she was evacuated from Kabul to Doha, Qatar, and then to Istanbul, Turkey.
Early life and education of Aryana Sayeed
Sayeed was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in the year 1985. She had a Pashto-speaking father (Pashtun) and a Dari-speaking mother (most probably Tajik). She left Afghanistan along with her parents when she was just 8 years of age. Then they went on to live in Peshawar, Pakistan before finally settling in Switzerland. By the time she was 12 years of age, she had obtained admission to a music school where she had a chance to perform in places with a choir. This is all that she had revealed in her interviews.
What did Sayeed say about Pakistan?
Aryana was strongly in favor of the statement that it was Pakistan that was empowering the Taliban. She said that videos and evidence have emerged of the same. She said that she wholeheartedly blames Pakistan. Over the years, people have seen videos and shreds of evidence that Pakistan is behind empowering the Taliban. The reason this was believed was that every time the government touched a Taliban and asked to see identification, they would see a Pakistani person. So, it is very obvious that she blamed them. She also hoped that they would back off and stop interfering in Afghanistan politics.
Aryana added that Taliban terrorists were being instructed and trained by the people of Pakistan. She was a hundred percent sure that their bases were in Pakistan where they get their training. Moreover, she hoped that the international community would cut off their funds. This would prevent Pakistan from funding the Taliban.
She requested the international community to sit down and find a solution so that peace could be restored to Afghanistan. “I hope they can put pressure on Pakistan. I believe that we are dealing with all these issues in Afghanistan because of Pakistan,” she said.
What did Aryana Sayeed say about India?
Aryana said that she was grateful for what the Indian government did for Afghanistan during their times of crisis. She termed India as a “true friend.” She said, “India has always been good to us. They have been a true friend, they have been very helpful and kind to our people, even refugees. Afghans who have been in India before have always spoken highly of the nation, its people. We are grateful to India.”