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Govt Should Not ‘Overload’ Peace Offer to Taliban: Sayyaf

Govt Should Not ‘Overload’  Peace Offer to Taliban: Sayyaf

KABUL - Sayyaf called on government to identify spies within the administration and prevent their activities.
In reaction to government’s peace offer to the Taliban and rumors about handing some provinces over to the group, former Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf said the Afghan government should not overload its package of peace offer to the Taliban.
Sayyaf made the remarks at a ceremony on 4th death anniversary of Marshal Mohammad QasimFahim in Kabul on Friday. 
He mentioned that he “strongly opposes” the rumors that say government wants to hand some parts of the country over to the Taliban as part of the peace offer package. He said those parts will become centers of chaos if they were handed to the Taliban.
“You (government) should have offer, but should not overload them. Tell them to come to their country and we will give you ministry, you can live in anywhere and can form political party and so on. But for the sake of Allah, do not give them overloaded offer from the part of the people. Do not tell them that come and we will give you that province, will hand safe are to you. Once you (government) hand that area as safe area to them (Taliban), then it will not become a secure region, but will become a region of chaos,” said Sayyaf.
He said Taliban can enter politics by giving up war and violence.
Sayyaf who also heads the Council of Protection and Stability of Afghanistan said no one should impose their views on religious affairs.
“The Almighty Allah's Halal and Haram are known. He himself has said it and His messenger has said it. Who we are to say that this is Halal and this is Haram. It is not legal to say this. Allah has prohibited this. Right now a few meters a way from the gathering held for Abdul Ali Mazari in the west of Kabul, a suicide attack happened. Discussions are ongoing to call it (such suicide attack) Haram or Halal,” said Sayyaf.
Meanwhile, Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, head of Hizb-e-Islami, said the only way to go out of the current crisis is to stay united and prioritize the country’s national interests.
“We should stay united and a day should come that no longer conspiracies and viruses of foreigners should infect us and no longer foreigners' viruses will make our mothers to cry,” said Arghandiwal.  (Tolo news)