Arsala vows sincere talks with Taliban

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Hidayat Amin Arsala on Wednesday promised sincere peace negotiations with Taliban if he won the April 5 election.
Addressing hundreds of supporters in Mazar-i-Sharif, Arsala said: “The Afghans need peace and I will launch sincere dialogue with the Taliban in a bid to achieve stability.”
He also referred to widespread corruption in government departments, saying he would introduce good governance and institutional reforms to get rid of the menace.
“The economic situation needs special attention. In my future programmes for the country, I have a clear economic policy,” the candidate added.
His choice for first vice-president Gen. Khuda-i-Dad said their team would do all it could to improve the security environment. He also pledged an all-out campaign against graft.

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