KABUL — President Hamid Karzai has ordered his aides to institute the “full Afghanization” of the U.S.-run prison at Bagram air base, charging that American forces are continuing to detain Afghans despite a bilateral agreement in March to transfer all prisoners to Afghan authorities.

In a Pashto-language statement tweeted from the presidential palace late Sunday after Karzai met with his top security officials, the president complained that some prisoners ordered released by Afghan courts are still being held by U.S. forces.

The subtle but significant move is a concession to the government, but does it risk bestowing too much legitimacy on a regime with a long record of abuses?

“These acts are completely against the agreement that has been signed between Afghanistan and the U.S. president,” the statement said.

It said the Afghan defense minister, the attorney general and the national police general in charge of the Bagram prison should “take all required actions for full Afghanization of Bagram prison affairs and its complete transfer of authority to Afghans.”

The statement did not specify a date or time frame for the takeover, but Afghan officials said a two-month grace period had ended for the Obama administration to find an alternative to detaining prisoners without trial.

The Afghan president’s provocative statement came shortly after Afghan and American officials began negotiating a bilateral security agreement that is intended to define the U.S. military’s role in Afghanistan after most international combat troops leave the country by the end of 2014.

There was no immediate reaction from U.S. officials here, but several Afghan observers said Monday that Karzai was trying to put public pressure on the United States so it would make more concessions to him in the final security agreement, while also trying to demonstrate his nationalistic credentials to his domestic audience.

 

For more news visit our page : MagazineUrdu News, asianaffairs

 

Urdu news                    world urdu news                  News magazine         current issues

 

Whole middle east           Political magazine      Social affairs                world news

 

Related tags:

latest urdu news,urdu newspaper,daily urdu news, Islamic news,Islamic urdu site,urdu sites,world news,india Pakistan news,Arabic country news,urdu news,urdu articles,urdu magazine,urdu website,

Latest news, latest urdu news, world news, current affairs, breaking news, arab country news, sport news, cricket news, daily news, Islamic news, india news, Pakistan news, india Pakistan news, current news,

Latest news, latest urdu news, world news, current affairs, breaking news, arab country news, sport news, cricket news, daily news, Islamic news, india news, Pakistan news, india Pakistan news, current news,

Latest news, latest urdu news, world news, current affairs, breaking news, arab country news, sport news, cricket news, daily news, Islamic news, india news, Pakistan news, india Pakistan news, current news,Current affairs, Economic Affairs, , Islam and Human Rights, Islam and Politics , Islam and the West, Muslim Media, Islamic Society, Islamic World

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s