Don't implore fighters, Karzai urged
At a gathering on the 16th death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, the Wahdat (Unity) party leader who was killed by the Taliban in 1995, a parliamentarian Mohammad Mohaqiq, identified insecurity as Afghanistan's main problem.
While supporting President Hamid Karzai's peace initiative, the Wolesi Jirga member asked the government to clarify its policy on talks with the fighters.
Mohaqiq referred to the Pashto proverb: "Two melons cannot be held in one hand," meaning the rulers should either join the Taliban or those who are rebuilding the country.
Balkh Governor Ata Mohammad Noor, who also attended the event, said peace talks were the only way to solve Afghanistan's problems.
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