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Kabul’s cash-for-peace plan paying off | The Express Tribune

As the US-led Nato forces in Afghanistan are preparing for a scheduled drawdown next month, President Hamid Karzai’s administration has stepped up its efforts to win over Taliban insurgents as part of its ‘reconciliation and reintegration plan’.

Over the last eight years, hundreds of insurgents have renounced violence for a financially-stable and peaceful life under the Kabul initiative, which has the full backing of the United States, according to the Afghan media.

Thirty to 50 insurgents, including key commanders surrender to the authorities every day in return for lucrative financial packages that also include jobs in the Afghan security forces and livelihood projects in their own areas.

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