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Question Time returning for Afghanistan special as Taliban takes over

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The show is returning for a one-off (Picture: BBC)

Fiona Bruce will be hosting a special Question Time episode focussing on Afghanistan tonight.

The broadcaster will be joined by a panel, including minister for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly and Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy, to discuss the ongoing crisis, where the Taliban have swept across the country and taken control.

Diplomat, academic and author Rory Stewart, journalist and documentary film-maker Nelufar Hedayat, and British-American broadcaster Mehdi Hasan will also feature on the show.

The programme comes just days after Taliban seized power in Afghanistan two weeks before the US was set to complete the withdrawal of its troops following a costly two-decade war.

The insurgents have vowed not to ‘hold any grudges’ or seek any more war during its first press conference in Kabul.

They also insisted they will allow women in Afghanistan to maintain the rights they have gained since the group’s last reign of terror – but clarified this would be ‘within the limits of Islam’.

There has been pandemonium in the capital of Kabul, with countries across the globe evacuating their nationals and civilians desperately attempting to flee.

On Monday, desperate scenes emerged from the city with people running alongside planes.

A number of stowaways were seen falling from the sky as they attempted to flee the country.

Britain was among a number of countries to spend decades fighting in Afghanistan – with many soldiers now suggesting the sacrifice was in vain.

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from several of his own backbenchers as MPs met in the House of Commons to discuss the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan.

Parliament was recalled from the summer recess for the first time since 2013 after Kabul fell to the Taliban on Sunday.

The PM opened the debate by saying the ‘sacrifice in Afghanistan is seared into our national conscious’ as he thanked the 150,000 soldiers who served in the country.

Question Time: Afghanistan Special airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One.

Credit: Original article published here.

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