Nangarharis urge Taliban to accept govt dialogue offer
(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of youth, civil society activists and elders of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday asked the Taliban to accept the Afghan government latest peace offer,
They told a press conference in Jalalabad City the rebels should join intra-Afghan dialogue. They supported President Ashraf Ghani recent remarks as a decisive step toward reaching peace.
The speakers included Mangal Sherzad, a teacher at the Nangarhar University, who said war wasn€™t the way to reach goals and Taliban should pursue their political aims thought peace talks.
He said the unity government€™s new policy about intra-Afghan dialogue was a great chance for the Taliban that they shouldn€™t miss it.
Matitullah Ahmadzai, provincial youth affairs head, stressed youths€™ role in peace process and said they were ready to take the peace message to Taliban€™s bunkers.
He urged the Taliban to embrace the government offer and sit at the negotiating table.
The government has announced at a recent regional conference Kabul Process recognizing the Taliban and releasing their prisoners if they agreed to intra-Afghan dialogue.
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