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Karzai welcomes Afghan government’s ceasefire decision

Karzai welcomes Afghan government’s ceasefire decision

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Jun 08, 2018 - 10:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Former President Hamid Karzai has welcomed Afghan government’s decision of ceasefire and asked the Talibaninfo-icon to honour the step, according to a statement on Friday.

Days after a historic fatwa from top Afghan clerics against the ongoing conflict in the country, President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced a ceasefire.

The government would observe the truce from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eidul Fitr, the president wrote on his Facebook page.

“We also welcome the unprecedented fatwainfo-icon that only the state can declare jihad, thereby rendering violent campaign by any group anything but a holy war,” Ghani said.

“Peace is the desire of every Afghan and it was the responsibilities of every Afghan to raise voice for peace and strongly support it,” read a statement from the Karzai office.

The former president asked the Taliban to honour the Afghan government decision of truce in order to create a pitch for durable peace in the country and the ongoing crisis comes to an end.

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