The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, approved reconstruction and restoration works of the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace in capital Kabul.
The President informed about his decision in an online statement posted on his official Twitter account:
The Palace received serious damages during the civil war erupted after withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. Located in the western outskirt of the capital Kabul, the palace was mainly damaged after it has been used for military purposes by jihadist groups during the civil war in 1990s.
Dar-ul-Aman palace has been built by the will of King Amanullah Khan during 1919 to 1929. It was used as the Defense Department during Soviet times, and was partially damaged during military coup by Shahnawaz Tanai against the former Afghan president Dr. Najeebullah.