In this episode of the Afghan Eye Podcast, Ahmed-Waleed and Sangar comment on president Ashraf Ghani's announcement of holding a Consultative Loya Jirga to discuss the issue of the last 400 Talib prisoners pending release as per US-Taliban Peace Agreement.
They firstly break down what a Jirga actually is, the role it has played in the evolution of Afghan society and how Afghan governments since the 18th century have saught to use the legitimacy of the Jirga as an institution for their own ends. In the context of Ashraf Ghani's recent announcement they deliberate upon why Kabul has chosen its stated course of action.
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