KABUL (AFP) Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered a review on Sunday of the cases of Taliban-linked prisoners and other militants and said those held without grounds should be released. Following up on a peace jirga held in Kabul last week, Karzais office said the justice minister would head a committee to oversee investigation of cases of persons in detention for links with the armed opposition. The committee shall conduct a comprehensive review of the cases and release those held without legally binding evidence of conviction, and report back to the president, the statement said. However it did not specify if the review covered inmates at US-run detention facilities. Presidential spokesman Hamid Elmi told AFP the committee would start its work with Afghan-run prisons. The Afghan leader hosted a gathering of around 1,600 delegates in a tent in Kabul last week hailed by the West as a sign of the countrys growing political maturity, despite a rocket attack on the event. The closing resolution included a call for the release of prisoners detained without evidence of their links to insurgents. The committee will comprise representatives of the Supreme Court, the Peace and Reconciliation Commission, the Attorney Generals office and the presidents own legal advisory board. Tony White, a spokesman for Natos Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, said the alliance was ready to work with the Kabul government on the jirgas outcomes. In a sense all aspects are in line with what Nato and Isaf (the International Security Assistance Force) want and we are ready to work with the government, he said. Its important to give the government a chance to work through these recommendations and Nato and Isaf stand ready to work with the government and turn these recommendations into implemented peace plans, he told reporters. An Isaf spokesman told AFP about 800 Afghans were being held by the alliance, all of them at Parwan detention centre near Bagram. The facility is to be transferred to Afghan control in a process expected to take a year. Most of the detainees have been captured during military operations against the Taliban and other militants. They include those arrested and jailed on the basis of tip-offs by fellow Afghans linking them to the Taliban. Several hundred Afghans have also been handed over to Afghan authorities from US detention centres in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Relatives of those captured by the US and Nato forces allege that the foreign forces arrest innocent villagers on false information from a rival tribe or a foe.