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President discusses ceasefire management with provincial authorities

President discusses ceasefire management with provincial authorities

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered security forces to respond to the Talibaninfo-icon’s aggression until the group positively responds to the ceasefire announcement made by the government, according to a statement from Presidential Palace on Monday.

The president expressed the view during a video discussion with governors, heads of security institutions, members of the peace committees and provincial councils regarding security situation during Eid days.

The High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) members, The Afghanistaninfo-icon Ulemainfo-icon Councils (AUC) head, National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) head and personnel of the security intuitions were part of the video conference.

The participants hailed President Ashraf Ghani’s decision of the second ceasefire with the Taliban and assured him of proper handling of the ceasefire.

The president directed the security institutions of the country to continue their military operations if the Taliban did not responded to the government’s decision of ceasefire.

The president said that details of the ceasefire had been dispatched to the provincial administrations of the country through concerned authorities.



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