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Ghazni elders asked to enter peace talks with Taliban

Ghazni elders asked to enter peace talks with Taliban

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Jun 24, 2018 - 18:28

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Ghazni province on Sunday asked tribal elders to enter talks with the Talibaninfo-icon on ending the conflict.

Waheedullah Kalimzai told a gathering bringing together tribal elders, religious scholars, government officials and common people here that the government was fully prepared to kick-start peace talks with the Taliban.

He urged tribal elders to play their part in convincing the rebels to reconcile with the government which by extending the truce showed it was enthusiastic to negotiate peace.

Mualvi Mohammad Ismail, a religious scholar, in his address to the gathering said the Taliban were responsible for most of the civilian deaths.

He accused the Taliban of fighting in the country to protect the interest of neighboring Pakistaninfo-icon.

Deputy provincial council’s chief Hamidullah Sarwari said the Afghans needed to work jointly for peace and stability in their country.

“Taliban, soldiers and public are indeed tired of the war, but a few issues need to be addressed.”

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