November 21, 2018
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Ghani says government working on ceasefire with Taliban in Eid Al-Adha

By Khaama Press - Mon Aug 06 2018, 10:45 pm

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the government is working on ceasefire with the Taliban group during Eid Al-Adha.

Speaking during a meeting with the representatives of the registered political parties, President Ghani pointed towards the successful experience of the ceasefire with the Taliban during Eid Al-Fitr and said the government is working on a similar ceasefire during the upcoming Eid Al-Adha, according to the Office of the President, ARG Palace.

This comes as a Presidential spokesperson, Haroon Chakhansuri had earlier said that there are chances of another ceasefire announcement with the Taliban group during Eid Al-Adha.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul nearly two weeks ago, Chakhansuri further added that signs of interests are seen on all sides, the government and Taliban, to declare another ceasefire during the upcoming.

He said the ceasefire will only be declared based on the decision of the government and demands of the people and religious scholars.

In the meantime, President Ghani rejected the rumors suggesting that the personnel of the national defense and security forces are retreating from certain parts of the country.

He said such rumors are baseless and the government has no policy to establish safe zones for the militants.

President Ghani also added that consultations will be made with all sects whenever it is required to take a resolute decision.

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