The Taliban prisoners’ release process has been halted, the Presidential Palace announced on Monday.
Seddiq Seddiqi, the spokesperson to the Presidential Palace appeared in a press conference on Monday, announcing the Taliban prisoners’ release process has been halted as they have not yet released the prisoners from the government side.
Seddiq Seddiqi clarified that if the Taliban completed the release of captured government prisoners, there would not be an obstacle to the Intra-Afghan talks.
On the other hand, several other NATO members have expressed concerns over the release of those Taliban militants who were engaged in killing their citizens in Afghanistan.
France and Australia have so far shared their concerns with the Afghan government stating that those under detention has killed some of their nationals, must not be released.
According to Afghan government, 80 out of 400 remaining Taliban prisoners have been released so far.
This comes as, following the Loya Jirga’s decision, President Ashraf Ghani signed a decree to release the dreaded 400 Taliban prisoners.