- publish: 5 April 2016
- time: 5:45 pm
- category: Politics
- No: 3733
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar sets new conditions for peace process
The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has reportedly changed his conditions for peace process with the Afghan government by stepping back from his demands for the complete withdrawal of foreign forces, it has been reported.
An official of Hezb-e-Islami Amin Karim has told The Associated Press that Hekmatyar is no longer demanding that all foreign troops leave Afghanistan.
This comes as Hekmatyar earlier demanded for the complete withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan in a bid to pave the way for peace talks, a similar demand the Taliban group is sticking to.
Hekmatyar has said the “departure of foreign troops is not a condition, it is a goal,” according to his party official Karim.
The latest remark by Hezb-e-Islami official comes as the representatives of the party said last week that there will be no compromise on women’s rights if two sides agreed to strike a deal.
Earlier, it was reported that the party is seeking to become a government partner by seeking positions in civil and security institutions.
The delegation of Hezb-e-Islami arrived for peace talks to capital Kabul in mid March and shortly after the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) called on militant groups to participate in direct peace talks with the Afghan government.
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