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Show no mercy to Taliban, senators ask security forces

Show no mercy to Taliban, senators ask security forces

Sep 22, 2020 - 19:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon members on Tuesday expressed their concerns over growing insecurity and violence in the country and asked security forces to adopt aggressive posture because peace could not be achieved being lenient.

Muhaiuddin Munsif, a lawmaker from Kapesa province, said: “The Talibaninfo-icon have surged violence, we requested them to reduce violence but they rejected and now we want security forces to switch to aggressive posture from defensive.”

He said peace could not be achieved being merciful and experiences showed that peace could not be achieved by making the opposition happy. He stressed on the need to mount pressure on Taliban so they accept peace.

Gulalai Akbari, a lawmaker from Badakhshan province, said: “After the formal inauguration of peace talks, the violence increased. Why Afghan government supporters are playing the role of observers instead they should put pressure on the Taliban.”

She said the Taliban agreed to peace talks but they accelerated violence to get greater privileges in talks.

She also asked security forces to come out of defensive position and be aggressive and stop Taliban’s movement.

Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar also agreed that peace could not be obtained while being lenient and asked security forces to be ready for all circumstances.



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