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Jirga’s decision on fate of prisoners tomorrow

Jirga’s decision on fate of prisoners tomorrow

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Aug 08, 2020 - 12:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Consultative Loya Jirgainfo-icon will make a decision tomorrow (Sunday) on the fate of the 400 Talibaninfo-icon prisoners the government is reluctant to free.

Under the Feb. 29 peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, Kabul has to free 5,000 Taliban inmates and in return, the militant movement has already released 1,000 government soldiers.

The Consultative Loya Jirga (CLJ) convened into session to debate the release of the controversial Taliban prisoners. The event featuresinfo-icon 3,500 participants.

Nazeer Zahid, spokesman for the jirgainfo-icon, told Pajhwok Afghan News the work of 33 committees had ended and the remaining 17 bodies would complete their task by noon today.

Zahid added heads of the 50 committees would hold meetings to reach an agreement on the issue by the end of the day. They would their decision tomorrow, he concluded.

sa/mud

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