Afghan President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani warned about the negative consequences of the remaining Taliban prisoners who are said to be involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and mass murders.
“If the remaining prisoners of Taliban get released, a wave of narcotics may enter Britain”, Ghani warned speaking in an exclusive interview with the UK Times.
Ghani said that incase of an increase of narcotics trade in the United Kingdom and Europe, the responsibility would go to the United States and other members of NATO.
“If amphetamines reach the shores of the United States, we must know that it is a consequence of the release of these prisoners, and if these people commit crimes, they will have a joint international responsibility,” Ghani said.
This comes as President Ghani signed a decree ordering the release of 400 remaining Taliban detainees following the approval of the Ground Council (Loya Jirga).
The process of releasing these prisoners halted after some countries including Australia and France objected saying the murderers of their soldiers and citizens must not get released.
On the other hand, the Afghan government announced that the remaining Taliban prisoners will not get released until they do not free those Afghan commandos who are in Taliban custody.