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Karzai calls for release of some Taliban-linked prisoners

13 Mar 2019 1TV News

2019-03-13 | 37 minute ago

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday called for release of some prisoners linked to the Taliban as a gesture of goodwill for peace.

The call comes a day after longest round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban in Qatar concluded, with the sides citing progress.

In a statement, Karzai welcomed “positive results” of the talks in Doha.

“Considering the recent progress in peace talks, I call on all parties to stop fighting and bloodshed and agree on a nationwide ceasefire,” Karzai said.

He also called on the Afghan government to immediately release elderly, ill and innocent prisoners linked to Taliban, as a gesture of goodwill.

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