Kabul (June 30, 2018): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced an official end to the unilateral cease-fire with the Taliban saying that Afghan security and defense forces are allowed to restart their military operations.
He said the reason for the announcement and extension of ceasefire and its subsequent end was to prove that the plan for peace was proposed from a stronger stance.
President Ghani further added that the environment had changed after the announcement of ceasefire and the ceasefire was extended after the Helmand peace march activists made a demand during a meeting with him in Chama Hozuri. He also added that the recent developments proved that no one can bring peace to Afghanistan and only Afghans can bring peace and stability in their country.
He said the nation demands peace and an end to the conflict and the government has positively responded to the demands, emphasizing it is the time that the Taliban should also respond positively.President Ghani said the Taliban group is facing the nation, religious scholars of the country as well as the clerics of the Islamic world.
This ceasefire was announced by Afghan government on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.