Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the three-day Eid ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities on the event of Eidul Fitr.
Overseas Workplace spokesperson Aisha Farooqui prolonged Eid greetings to Afghan brethren and prayed for a peaceable, secure and affluent Afghanistan.
Pakistan welcomes bulletins by the Taliban and the Afghanistan Authorities about ceasefire on the event of Eid-ul-Fitr. Whereas extending Eid greetings to our Afghan brethren, we pray for a peaceable, secure and affluent Afghanistan.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) May 24, 2020
On Saturday, the Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan ranging from right this moment, and President Ashraf Ghani prolonged the federal government’s supply of peace, including that he would adjust to the truce.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid took to microblogging web site Twitter and declared a ceasefire solely for Eid festivities. He instructed the Taliban to not perform any offensive operations and solely to defend if motion is taken towards them.
“Do not carry out any offensive operations against the enemy anywhere, if any action is taken against you by the enemy, defend yourself,” he wrote.
President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the announcement. Ghani stated he instructed the Afghan Nationwide Protection and Safety Forces (ANDSF) to comply with the three-day truce and to defend if attacked.
I welcome the ceasefire announcement by the Taliban. The Afghan authorities extends the supply of peace. As Commander in Chief I’ve instructed ANDSF to adjust to the three-days truce and to defend provided that attacked. Additional particulars might be given in my speech tomorrow morning.
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 23, 2020
United States Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad additionally took to Twitter to welcome the Taliban’s determination, in addition to the Afghan authorities’s announcement to reciprocate the settlement.
He stated the pandemic outbreak has been tough for the individuals of Afghanistan, including that though each fronts will face challenges, so long as each leaders put the curiosity of their individuals first.
“This development offers the opportunity to accelerate the peace process,” he stated.
The US particular consultant stated different constructive steps ought to comply with, equivalent to the discharge of remaining prisoners as acknowledged within the US-Taliban settlement by either side, an finish to the violence and an settlement on a brand new date for the beginning of the intra-Afghan reconciliation.
(1/5) #EidMubarak to all who rejoice. We welcome the Taliban’s determination to look at a ceasefire throughout Eid, in addition to the Afghan authorities announcement reciprocating and saying its personal ceasefire.
— U.S. Particular Consultant Zalmay Khalilzad (@US4AfghanPeace) May 23, 2020