• publish: 6 February 2019
  • time: 2:05 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 6887
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Taliban outlines demands for peace during intra-Afghan summit in Moscow

The Taliban group outlined its demands for peace as an intra-Afghan dialogue kicked off in Moscow the capital of Russia yesterday.

The former chief of the political office of Taliban in Qatar Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said the group believes that the current stalemate of the country has a political solution.

Stanikzai further added that the Taliban group seeks the establishment of an Islamic system in the country but ruled out plans to monopolize the power, claiming that Taliban fights a holy war as the war has been imposed by the United States on the group.

He also demanded the removal of the names of Taliban leaders from the blacklists to enable them to take forward peace negotiations from various addresses.

In other parts of his speech, Stanikzai said the ongoing propaganda against the group must end, claiming that Taliban has never been involved in detonating bridges, poisoning of school girls, and killing of civilians in roadside bombings.

Calling the existing national constitution as illegitimate which depicts the western constitution, Stanikzai said work should be done on a system which is acceptable to Afghans, insisting that the current constitution is a major barrier on the way to reach to a peace deal.

According to Stanikzai, a new constitution should be drafted and ratified by the religious clerics and other scholars of Afghanistan which should be acceptable to the Afghan nation.

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