On Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a much-anticipated order which would facilitate the release of Taliban prisoners. The prisoners ‘ liberation formed part of last month’s peace deal between the US and the Taliban.

Gani spokesperson Sedik Sedikki announced this saying full specifics of this would be released on Wednesday. He said, “President Ghani has signed an order that will ease the way for the release of Taliban prisoners according to an accepted framework to initiate dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government.”

Ghani signed it a day after he was sworn in as President of Afghanistan’s Leader. He had previously rejected the Taliban’s demand for the release.

In the recent past, the Taliban have carried out major assaults on the Afghan Military. On 29 February last, the US and the Taliban signed a long-awaited peace deal in Qatar, which calls for the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners from prison by 10 March.

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