Hasht-e-Subh newspaper, a reliable Afghan media outlet reports that the government is issuing 210 political passports to Taliban leaders.
The media outlet quoting a source states that during the recent visit of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to Kabul it was agreed that some of the Taliban leaders need to be removed from the blacklist of the United Nations and reopening their political office.
Source is saying that currently 180 Taliban leaders are using Pakistani passports but government will change their Pakistani passports to Afghan passports.
He is further saying that 210 Taliban leaders are scheduled to receive Afghan political passports.
Representatives of Taliban and peacemakers from the country recently had face-to-face talks in Qatar in which considerable improvement for initiating peace talks were being reported.
Taliban staged an insurgency in Afghanistan after their government was toppled in 2001.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed since then in Afghan war.