Government Of Afghanistan Is Going to Free 1,500 Taliban Jailbirds – A Step Major Towards Peace Negotiations
The President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, has announced a decree that contains orders to free about 1,500 Taliban Convicts in the upcoming days. The motto of the Afghan government is to pave the way that leads to intra-Afghan tranquility. They talked with the agitator group so that they stop the war that is going in Afghanistan for the past 18-year.
On Tuesday, the decree has announced that the prisoners will get the release on Saturday, “The process of releasing 1,500 Taliban prisoners will be completed within 15 days, with 100 prisoners walking out of Afghan jails every day.”
Words between the government of the Taliban and Afghanistan discussing the end of the war, which is run from both sides after the release of Taliban jailbirds, as per the decree.
The US military has targeted the forces of the Taliban in ‘Defensive’ Airstrike, which was the first-ever strike since the Peace Deal assigned in history.
The Spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi tweeted that as per the direct conversations between the Afghan and Taliban government about the peace negotiation, the government of Afghan is going to release 500 jailbirds of Taliban each two weeks till another 3,500 prisoners get released. Sediqqi further added that the release of these 3,500 Taliban jailbirds is directly proportional to the reduction of 18-year long violence.
Afghani’s resistance to Taliban jailbirds is a swap sticking point that is weighing upon the government of the U.S.- the Taliban deal. The deal between the Taliban negotiators and the U.S. government, which was signed on 29 February, as a result, the government of Afghan is going to free 5,000 prisoners of Taliban before the intra-Afghan talks, which were lambasted that began on Tuesday. In exchange for this decree, the Taliban is going to free up to 1,000 prisoners of the Afghan government, as per the Reuters.
Just after the day of the deal signed between the U.S.-Taliban, the Afghani turned down the releasing of Taliban prisoners as a prerequisite for negotiations.
It is still unclear that the Taliban will accept the compromise for Afghanistan government prisoners to release some jailbirds before the talk and remaining after the completion of the negotiation.
Zalmay Khalilzad, who is a U.S. special delegate, was the key negotiator during the talk, tweeted in Persian that “I urge the two sides to sit down immediately for talks on this issue in Doha, Qatar, to work out the details.”
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Zalmay further added, “The Afghan government has agreed to do so. When implemented, this will be a significant step in the peace process.”