The Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures Commission has released a list of fifteen articles that include provisions for “considering temporary accommodation” and “fulfilling the legitimate demands” of Afghan political and military figures, if they return.
The articles were posted on Twitter by Inamullah Samangani, the Taliban’s Deputy Spokesman, on Saturday May 21, quoting Shahabuddin Delavar, the head of the commission, who said that the “Intra-Afghan Reconciliation” plan had been considered in the past nine months.
According to Article 2 of the measure, detailed information on those who have left Afghanistan will be compiled.
The “Commission Secretariat” is mentioned in Articles 3 and 4, which is responsible for “technical” aspects as well as the protection for returnees and the provision of temporary accommodation.
The measure places a strong emphasis on identifying and encouraging people who would like to return to Afghanistan. If they return, the commission has pledged to protect their property, life, and “reputation.”
They are also reported to be willing to provide guards for returnees’ safety, if necessary.
If there is a difficulty for the returnees, the measure specifies that the Taliban will deal with the offenders in a religious (Sharai) manner.
During a meeting in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, about 40 influential political figures and party leaders legitimized the war against the Taliban.
Those who gathered at Abdul Rashid Dostum’s house, the leader of the National Movement Party, issued a declaration warning the Taliban that if negotiations with the Taliban failed, they would resort to war and military confrontation.