Tolo News: Ulema council members said using a mosque for political campaigns was unacceptable and that mosques were to be used only for praying. The young man who threw his shoes at Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Herat on Friday, during an event at a mosque, was arrested by security forces on Saturday. Click here to read
Tolo News: Addressing an event in Mazar-e-Sharif on Sunday, Noor accused Hekmatyar of not acknowledging government despite having signed a peace accord. Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Sunday warned the central government not to conspire against him and said he would respond to those at the Presidential Palace if such moves are not stopped. He
Tolo News: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the recent statement by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Hizb-e-Islami leader, about Afghanistan’s National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud are rooted from a reprisal and that those remarks will not affect the status of the country’s martyrs. Abdullah said that Hekmatyar was seeking fame by making such ‘false allegations’.
Tolo News: The next president who steps into the presidential palace and takes over the office will be someone who wins the support of Hizb-e-Islami in the next presidential election, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hizb-e-Islami said at a press conference in Kabul on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Members of a number of political parties on Thursday criticized Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan for the recent demands they made, saying that the downfall of the incumbent government would not be in favor of the people nor to the benefit of any political movement in the country. Sayed Mansur Naderi, head of the National
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2017 Gunmen in northwestern Pakistan on May 30 gunned down a close aide and relative of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Afghan militant leader who signed a peace deal with the government last year, officials said. Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i Islami party identified the slain man as Mohammad Fareed and blamed “elements against
Tolo News: A petition has been filed by families of civil war victims, who have pointed fingers at certain factions, including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami, for their involvement in war crimes and called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to prosecute offenders. They called on the ICC to launch an investigation into the crimes
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2017 The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says it has received a petition from Afghans seeking justice for alleged victims of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Hekmatyar, one of the main leaders of armed factions in the Afghan civil war in the 1990s, returned to Kabul this month as part
Tolo News: The state minister for reforms in security sector, Amrullah Saleh, at a gathering in Kapisa province on Friday, criticized the recent remarks of Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and said he had ‘insulted’ Afghanistan’s war victims when he made his first speech after 20 years at the Presidential Palace one week ago. Click here to
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 11, 2017 Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-e Islami group said on May 11 that it will not hand over its weapons, despite pledging to do so as part of a peace deal signed with the government in September. The decision prompted a rebuke from President Ashraf Ghani’s office, with a