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President Ghani to visit Pakistan on June 27th

President Ghani to visit Pakistan on June 27th

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf on Tuesday stressed over the implementation of the resolution of Consultative Peace Jirgainfo-icon and added he will travel to Pakistaninfo-icon on June 27 on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The president expressed the view after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer here.

He said the Consultative Peace Jirga was a historic event which set a guideline for the system in the country and it was government responsibility to implement the outcome of the Jirga.

Referring to his recent meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Ghani said he had good discussion, adding there is no need for formalities stressing over result oriented meetings. He said he accepted Imran Khan’s invitation and would visit Islamabad on June 27.

The president said there was need for contrivance, tolerance and coherence of thinking in order to open a new chapter of cordiality in relationship between the two countries and move forward carefully.

He added the release of prisoners was the dire demand of the participants of Jirga and when the release of some inmates was announced the participants demanded more.

He said in order to honour the demand of Jirga, the Attorney General Office was directed to investigate the case of more prisoners to be freed and president authority regarding pardoning of prisoners had been widened after the amendment in the criminal law of the country.

Ghani said 887 prisoners would be freed in the honour of Eid and resolution from Jirga.

Referring to the upcoming elections, the president said: “I instructed security forces to remain neutral during polls and refrain from interfering in the process. It was our responsibility to provide the opportunity of voting to the people so they can cast their vote freely and according to their will.”

It is worth mentioning that besides President Ashraf Ghani, to civil and military officials, representatives from different walks of life and ambassadors of the Islamic countries took part in the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer.



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