July 31, 2014

Ex-Afghan intelligence chief criticize government peace initiative

By Ghanizada - Mon Dec 26, 10:55 pm

Monday, December 26, 2011 – Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh insists to consider the views of the Afghan people during the peace talks process as majority of the Afghans both in northern regions and southern regions, have negative views regarding the Taliban group.

While speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Dawat-e-Islami foundation Mr. Saleh said, the Afghan government and the United States of America cannot represent the anti-Taliban Afghan civilians to initiate peace talks.

He also warned that there will no significant achievements if the demands of the Afghans who are against the Taliban group are considered.

The recent objections by the opposition parties of the Afghan government comes amid growing efforts by the United States of America to start peace dialogues with the Taliban group.

In the meantime a number of the political analysts emphasize on the importance of considering the anti-Taliban individuals and groups during the peace talks.

An Afghan political analyst Haji Syed Daud said, the Afghan government should consult the initiative with the individuals and groups who have battled with the Taliban militants in the past, as they have the right to share their views and proposals in this regard.

He also emphasized that the Afghan government should consider the domestic factors in peace talks with the Taliban militants as much as the foreign and regional factors.

But the Afghan government while pointing towards the Afghan National Grand Assembly where the issue has been shared along with the Afghan-US strategic pact with the tribal elders. The Afghan government officials also insists to have the support of the Afghan people as the peace talks initiative has been shared with them.

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