Afghan intelligence in touch with Taliban, breakthrough likely on new constitution: Foreign media

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Afghan intelligence in touch with Taliban, breakthrough likely on new constitution: Foreign media

Top Afghan security officials are in regular contact with the Taliban leadership in Pakistan and Qatar as efforts are underway to encourage the group to participate in peace talks, it has been reported.

The Associated Press reported regarding the regular contacts between the top Afghan security officials and the Taliban leadership, citing the credible documents the agency has seen.

The two security officials in contact with the Taliban are the national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar and the head of the Afghan intelligence, national directorate of security, Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai.

Sources informed of the development have told the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity that the Taliban group has show willingness to accept the constitution of Afghanistan.

However, the sources are saying that the group wants some amendments in the constitution which could be incorporated in due course.

The group’s leaders have also agreed with the education of both the boys and girls but want segregation by gender.

Taliban has also agreed that the women can serve in all sectors including government apart from the Supreme Court of Afghanistan, the source informed of the development has told The Associated Press.

They have also demanded the formation of an interim government and elections afterwards besides demanding the set up of a special tribunal to review thousands of cases belonging to the influential figures involved land grabbing.

The Afghan officials and the Taliban group have not formally commented regarding the report so far.