On the occasion of International Day of Peace, September 21, President Ghani in a video speech said that the peace could be ensured only after a ceasefire is in place.
Ghani also noted that all reliable Muslim clerics have
publically declared the current war in Afghanistan haram, an act that is forbidden
under Islamic rule and regulation.
“Those who do not accept peace and ceasefire are responsible
for bloodshed and murders,” he said.
Ghani, however, stated that Afghanistan was closer to peace
more than ever. He added that the National Unity Government (NUG) have brought the
issue of peace to main focus and made it a real issue of importance.
He further went on to notify that elections and political
participation were the only solution to end the 40-year-long conflict in the
Ghani’s remark comes nearly a day after US President Donald
Trump described Taliban’s unwillingness as major cause behind collapse of
US-Taliban peace talks.