No peace in Afghanistan until President Ghani is removed: Taliban 


KANDAHAR: The Taliban on Friday said that they do not want to monopolise power in Afghanistan, but added there won’t be peace in the country until President Ashraf Ghani leaves the office.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for Taliban added there would not be peace until a new negotiated government is installed in Afghanistan.

In an interview with a foreign wire service, Shaheen said Taliban would lay down their weapons after a negotiated government that is acceptable to all parties is handed over power and President Ghani is removed.

The spokesperson clarified that Taliban don’t want monopoly of power as no government seeking monopolise power in the past had succeeded.

Suhail Shaheen termed President Ashraf Ghani as war monger and criticised him for his Tuesday’s speech, promising an anti-Taliban offensive.