Baghlan Ulema urge warring sides for a permanent ceasefire  


BALKH: Several religious scholars from northern Baghlan province on Friday urged the warring parties to declare a permanent ceasefire in the country.

In a gathering in Pul-e-Khumri city, the capital of Baghlan province, they clarified that war and conflict had no place in Islam; therefore, they emphasized that lasting peace and tranquility must be achieved in Afghanistan.

Besides supporting the peace negotiations, the participants underlined that all Afghans’ demands should be represented in the peace talks.

Achieving long-lasting peace and stability in the country, announcing a permanent ceasefire, ending the war, and bloodshed were the principal matters reflected by the religious scholars in Baghlan province.

The meeting comes as Baghlan is one of the most volatile provinces in the north of the country, with Taliban and security forces fighting in various parts of the province.