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‘HPC composition needs a comprehensive review’

‘HPC composition needs a comprehensive review’

Mar 10, 2016 - 19:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Raiwand-i-Naw (new trend) civil societyinfo-icon institute, dubbing government’s efforts at peace talks with Talibaninfo-icon as “unsuccessful,” on Thursday said the High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC)’s composition needed to be comprehensively reviewed.

Some 30 members of the civil society group staged a protest demonstration against what they called “ineffective efforts” of the government to maintain peace in capital Kabul.

Six of the protestors wore shrouds painted with red colour spots to resemble as blood.

Raiwand-i-Naw head Jamshid Sufizada said the previous and current composition of the HPC was flawed and needed a comprehensive review to effectively pave the ground for peace negotiations.

He condemned recent militant attacks and said giving any privileges to the Taliban in peace talks to create more problems for the Afghans.

The gathering also read out their resolution letter that said the Taliban were not independent in their decisions.

“We believe the quadrilateral meetings between Afghanistaninfo-icon, Pakistaninfo-icon, China and the US are ineffective and only a waste time,” the resolution read, asking the government to adopt a clear stance on militants.



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