Afghan President shraf Ghani has urged various excellent residents gathered in Kabul on Friday to decide the future of 400 Taliban prisoners in a Jirga.

Thousands of Afghan elders, group leaders, and politicians gathered on seventh August in Kabul to debate the future of the prisoners, the ultimate hurdle to opening peace negotiations between Afghanistan and Taliban.

A grand assembly, Loya Jirga, has been organized in Kabul.

President Ashraf Ghani opened the Jirga and said that in step with the construction, “the release of these 400 prisoners is not within the authority of the president of Afghanistan…these 400 people have serious cases.”

Afghanistan has earlier launched spherical 4,600 Taliban prisoners out of 5,000 beneath the settlement.

The president had launched that he would identify the Loya Jirga to debate the future of remaining prisoners.

Abdullah Abdullah, the highest of the High Council for National Reconciliation, led the Jirga. He said on August 7 that Afghanistan was at a important stage.

“Our decisions are linked to the fate of the country. It was not an easy decision on the 4,600 detainees…. It was a big decision. But what does it show? The determination of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in removing obstacles to achieving intra-Afghan talks and ultimately peace and stability in this country,” he said.

However, the Taliban has denied that 400 prisoners are dangerous.

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said to the native data provide, “The accusations they [the Afghan government] are now making are not true. In fact, these accusations were made by the Kabul administration for delaying the process and taking advantage of it. Other than that, those [accusations] have no basis”.

He mentioned in a press launch on August 6, “We acknowledge that the release of these prisoners is unpopular,”

“But this difficult action will lead to an important result long sought by Afghans and Afghanistan’s friends: reduction of violence and direct talks resulting in a peace agreement and an end to the war.”


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