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Govt, Taliban asked to enter long-term ceasefire

Govt, Taliban asked to enter long-term ceasefire

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Aug 18, 2018 - 21:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC), the Afghanistaninfo-icon Ulemainfo-icon Council (AUC), the Grand National Council of Jihadi Leaders and Afghan Womeninfo-icon’s Association on Saturday asked the government and the Talibaninfo-icon to agree on a truce during Eid-ul-Adha holidays.

Mohammad Karim Khalili, HPC head, Qeyamuddin Kashaf, AUC head and Shafiqa Habibi, head of Afghan Women’s Association, on Saturday addressed a joint press conference in Kabul.

All the three representing their institutes asked the government and the Taliban to announce a ceasefire during Eid-ul-Adha days.

Khalili said ceasefire was a public demand and hoped both the warring sides would announce a truce so people enjoy Eid in peace like they enjoyed Eid-ul-Fitr.

Kashaf also asked the government and the Taliban to reach a long-term truce and pave the ground for peace negotiations.

Shafiqa Habibi, head of Afghan Women’s Association, also asked the two sides to announce a truce and stop bloodshed of Afghans.

A statement from Grand National Council of Jihadi Leaders, released on the occasion of 99th Independence Day of Afghanistan, also asked the government and the Taliban to agree on a ceasefire during Eid days.

“Both the sides should agree on ceasefire and release their prisoners so it could help build trust among the two sides and pave the ground for a permanent peace in the country,” the statement said.

The government has previously discussed truce with the Taliban, but the Taliban in a message in connection with Eid-ul-Adha did not comment about the issue.

The truce with the Taliban on Eid-ul-Fitr was extended from five to 14 days by the government, but the Taliban only agreed to a three-day ceasefire and resumed their assaults on Afghan forces on day four of Eid.

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