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Ghani: Final decision on peace to come from Parliament

21 Oct 2020 - 13:08
21 Oct 2020 - 13:08

KABUL and said the international community was committed on its pledges.

The president, who was interrupted during his speech by Lawmaker Habib Afghan, said he did not want Afghanistan to become rivalry ground for foreign forces.

Ghani added the final decision regarding peace would be taken by the Wolesi Jirga and their supporters had accelerated violence but they would not succeed.

When President Ghani talked about equality among Afghans, Lawmaker Habib Afghan interrupted, which angered the president who said: “We all are suffering from the same pain, some translate it in one way or some in other way. We all want equal development in compliance with the Constitution of the country. Let’s join hands as the country is passing through a critical period of its history.”

The president took some steps away from the podium, but returned back and told the lawmakers: “Don’t disappoint me, I will not come again. We inherited injustices but ending them is our priority. We should listen to each other. Do you want to pave the way for the return of Taliban? Did not you learn lesson from the conspiracy hitched against Daud Khan, and Amanullah Khan. Everyone is stick to their one point, anything that happened was due to our practices.”

Later Habib Afghan told media outlets that he complained against not being able to meet the president. According to him, they won democracy but had been unable to implement justice. “We will raise our voices wherever there is injustice.”

Peace

Referring to peace talks, the president said the Afghan delegation was united, strong and defended national values and the Islamic Republic.

He said the Taliban’s bottom-line in intra-Afghan talks was their agreement with the US but “we want Islam to be the base-line. Now you shall say who represent Islam.”

He said the Taliban needed to clearly tell the people of Afghanistan that they will separate themselves from terrorist networks and would prefer Islam and Afghanistan.

He added despite assurances the Peace Loya Jirga offered, the Taliban and their supporters continued to increase violence.

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