Wed, Oct

Govt, UN Urge Taliban To Embark On Ceasefire During Ramazan


presidential-palace-1The Afghan government, the Afghanistan Ulema Council and the United Nations on Monday called on militants to stop their war and embark on a ceasefire with government during Ramazan.

"The groups that want to use this opporutiyt and start a new life, government will talk with them under the umbrella of the constitution. However, if they want to continue violence they will face serious action by government," said President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said in his message on Ramazan that the Taliban continue their violence and heinous acts even during this sacred month.

He added that Taliban will be further defeated on the battlegrounds.

UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, meanwhile said in his message that he wishes all Afghans a safe Ramazan month.

He added that he hopes it will provide the ground for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, a number of Kabul residents criticized the Ulema Council for taking a weak stance against terrorists.

They called on insurgents let the people live in peace during Ramazan.

"We urge militant groups to respect Ramazan month and give up their crimes against the people," said Abdul Basir Satarzada, a resident of Kabul.