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Ghani Expresses Optimism on Mullah Omar’s Death

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2015)

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President Ashraf Ghani is said to consider the death of Mullah Omar, Taliban’s former leader a bitter phase and a new beginning of opportunity.

Afghanistan President in a video call from Germany noted to all media an outlet that now is the time to devise a solution to political problems with the Taliban.

Ghani further added that Mullah Omar’s death has been revealed by Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace.

He emphasized that Afghanistan’s aim is to achieve peace and stability, but the Taliban and other groups are not only a problem in Afghanistan.

President Ghani also considered Pakistan’s proxy war another problem of Afghanistan and called Pakistan to cooperate with Afghan government.

In his recent speech with Pakistani Prime Minster, the new Afghan president declared that terrorism’s danger is also threatening Pakistan.

Ashraf Ghani emphasized that Pakistan have promised cooperation but must stood by its commitments.

The reported death of Mullah Omar, the spiritual leader of the Taliban, comes at a pivotal moment for the Taliban as it faces up to the growing threat of ISIS in Afghanistan.

Omar was shadowy and aloof rather than a hands-on charismatic leader. But he was a vital figurehead with huge ideological influence due to the central importance of religious legitimacy to the Taliban’s campaign in Afghanistan.

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan, a spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said earlier Wednesday in a news release.


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