A new and promising round of peace talks in the Qatari capital Doha commenced yesterday and will be wound up today for which ceasefire and political settlement are said to be the agenda.

High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) said that a 14-member committee is busy talking since yesterday and will reportedly reach an agreement today.

The committee includes seven members from either side-the Taliban and the Afghan government.

The final day of intra-afghan talks will be focused on a mediator for the previous intra-afghan talks, ceasefire, and political settlement said a spokesperson of HCNR.

Sources aware from the intra-afghan peace talks say that the Taliban will most probably agree upon a ceasefire for coming Eid and reduction in violence by the end of today.

The two-day intra-afghan talks were inaugurated by the head of Afghan government delegation Abdullah Abdullah and head of the Taliban political office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha yesterday.

Former president Hamid Karzai who was initially part of the Afghan government delegation said the team is most powerful in terms of authority.

Members of both negotiating teams in Doha admit that the two-day talks will resume the stalled intra-afghan talks which started almost a year ago.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.