08 July 2017

News Story: Hekmatyar Calls For Political Parties To Stand United

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar  (File Photo)
Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said on Thursday that all political parties in the country need to stand together to help find a solution to the ongoing problems. 

He said Hizb-e-Islami was not opposed to the formation of the new tri-party coalition but said he would have preferred any such move to have been established inside Afghanistan. 

He did say that Hizb-e-Islami would not form any front itself but reiterated the need for cohesion between parties. 

On the subject of more foreign troops to the country, he said this would not help solve Afghanistan’s problems but could instead worsen the situation. 

He also said that the time had come for Iran and Pakistan to both play their parts in working for peace in Afghanistan. 

Hekmatyar said he wants Afghanistan to have a good relationship with Iran and hopes that no foreign government interferes in the country’s affairs.

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