• publish: 1 July 2016
  • time: 12:55 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 3913
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Former Afghan Lawmaker:

“Hekmatyar should not act on instructions of Pakistan’s ISI”

Leader of the National Participation Party of Afghanistan and former lawmaker Najibulllah Kabuli has urged Hezb-e-Islami militant group leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar not to act on the instructions of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) which has been accused of supporting Afghan militant groups.

Speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Friday, Kabuli asked Hekmatyar to answer to the demands of the Afghan people and return to the country to join the peace process.

Kabuli added “Our message to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is to refrain from listening to ISI instructions if you are truely an Afghan son and love Afghanistan,” and added that Hekmatyar will prove he is working for ISI if he did not join the peace process and refrain from violence.

The remarks by Kabuli come as Hekmatyar published an article in a magazine run by the group and said that peace talks with the Afghan Government have entered into a deadlock and is effectively dead.

Hekmatyar said the Afghan Government must be dissolved, claiming that the majority does not accept it, the Khaama Press reported.

Earlier, an official of the group said Hekmatyar had issued new demands for a peace deal, including cancellation of pacts with the United States and a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops.

Hekmatyar is the former Prime Minister of Afghanistan and a designated “global terrorist” by the United States following his militant opposition to the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan.

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