21 September 2017

News Story: Hekmatyar Calls For End To War and Transparent Elections

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami
By Jawed Ziaratjayee

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Tuesday told a gathering in western Herat province that people must not support insurgent groups.  

Hekmatyar was in Herat on Tuesday to drum up political support for Hizb-e-Islami. 

He said groups that want war in the country have no place among the people. 

The Hizb-e-Islami leader emphasized the need for negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban and asked neighboring countries  to stop supporting Afghanistan's enemies.  

“We should end the war. I would like to ask our nation not to support Taliban's war, not to support their propaganda, not to provide them shelter, but try to follow the path of pace,” said Hekmatyar. 

Hekmatyar also insisted on holding transparent elections on time and said Hizb-e-Islami will join the political campaign trail. 

Read the full story at TOLOnews