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Relatives Say Former Govt Officials Detained, Missing

Family members of a number of former government officials on Thursday said their relatives have disappeared or are being held by the Taliban since the arrival of the Taliban on Sunday.

Abdul Wali Wahidzai, the former governor of Laghman, and Lotfullah Kamram, the former police chief of the province, surrendered to the Taliban five days ago but they are still in Taliban custody, relatives said. 

 “The Taliban released all government officials, but Lotfullah Kamran was not released,” said Abdul Ghani, a relative of Kamran.

Mohammad Hashem Ghalji, the former police chief of PD1 of Ghazni, is also missing.

“Release my father, because you have announced a general amnesty,” said Mohammad Hashem Ghalji, son of Ghalji.

Afghan people have also urged the Taliban to deliver on their promises.

“The government released prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi prison who were all members of the Taliban, but the Taliban has not released some prisoners,” said Sadaqat, a resident in Kabul.

A Taliban spokesman said they had pardoned anyone who had worked in the military or civilian sector with the previous government.

Relatives Say Former Govt Officials Detained, Missing

Officials from Laghman and Ghazni are either still in Taliban custody or are missing, said family members. 

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Family members of a number of former government officials on Thursday said their relatives have disappeared or are being held by the Taliban since the arrival of the Taliban on Sunday.

Abdul Wali Wahidzai, the former governor of Laghman, and Lotfullah Kamram, the former police chief of the province, surrendered to the Taliban five days ago but they are still in Taliban custody, relatives said. 

 “The Taliban released all government officials, but Lotfullah Kamran was not released,” said Abdul Ghani, a relative of Kamran.

Mohammad Hashem Ghalji, the former police chief of PD1 of Ghazni, is also missing.

“Release my father, because you have announced a general amnesty,” said Mohammad Hashem Ghalji, son of Ghalji.

Afghan people have also urged the Taliban to deliver on their promises.

“The government released prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi prison who were all members of the Taliban, but the Taliban has not released some prisoners,” said Sadaqat, a resident in Kabul.

A Taliban spokesman said they had pardoned anyone who had worked in the military or civilian sector with the previous government.

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