09 June 2017

News Story: Hekmatyar ‘Supports The System’, Urges Nation To Do The Same

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said on Thursday that he will not let anyone bring down the system nor would he agree to such a move.

Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Hekmatyar said those who want to change the system must ask themselves what the alternative is and whether they are able to run the country.

He said a public demonstration was within every Afghan’s rights but that any move to close roads or to overrun the Presidential Palace, especially by armed protestors, was not acceptable.

This comes after hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Kabul on Friday in a bid to march on the Presidential Palace. They had been protesting against Wednesday’s massive truck bomb in the city that killed over 150 people.

Hekmatyar said that “no one can take power by force. Every Afghan has the right to make demands but not to close roads.”

He stated that Hizb-e-Islami accepts the system as it is and encouraged the nation to do the same.

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