On the foreign scene,
The afghan government says it will release three high-ranking Taliban figures in exchange for american and Australian professors kidnapped three years ago.
President of Afgan, Ashraf Ghani who disclosed this on a live telecast today said that the release of the Taliban fighters was a hard decision but made in the interest of the afghan people.
Ghani however said the three Taliban leaders – Anas Haqqani, Haji Mali khan and Hafiz Rashid – will be released conditionally in exchange for the two professors.
The afghan leader added that the release of the two professors would “Pave the way” For the start of unofficial direct talks between his government and the Taliban, who long have refused to negotiate with his administration.