Ayaz Gul VOA News January 20, 2019 ISLAMABAD — The process of submitting nomination papers for the upcoming presidential vote in Afghanistan concluded Sunday, with President Ashraf Ghani and his ruling coalition partner Abdullah Abdullah among the candidates seeking the country’s top office. Ghani and Abdullah, who was appointed chief executive in a deal mediated by
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Hizb-e-Islami leader, who entered a peace deal with the Afghan government in 2016 and returned home after almost 20 years, entered the race for 2019 presidential elections on Saturday. Fazl Hadi Wazeen, an Islamic studies researcher and a university lecturer, is Hekmatyar’s running mate for first Vice President. Qazi Hafizurrahman Naqi,
Ariana: The leader of Hezb-e Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has challenged the former Balkh governor, Atta Muhammad Noor to recapture the Chamtal district instead of seizing the Presidential Palace (ARG). Previously, Atta Mohammad Noor, Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party in an interview with Ariananews has claimed that if “foreigners” allow him he can seize the Presidential Palace
Tolo News: Addressing an event on Friday, the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said government and a number of embassies of foreign countries in Kabul are trying to engineer the upcoming parliamentary elections. Hekmatyar made the remarks in a meeting of the heads of political parties, movements and members of parliament who came together under a new movement known as the Grand Assembly of National Unity. The new movement includes
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Wednesday said that if parliamentary elections are held as planned less than 10 percent of the people will have representatives in parliament. According to Hekmatyar, more than half of the country’s population will be deprived of the right to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections. “Is an election
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Monday said during a meeting visit with Nangarhar residents that Taliban and Daesh are the same – and only their flags differ. “Talib and Daesh are the same, only their flags and names have changed. They were friends of one stronghold and they have shared aims and similar
Tolo News: The Hizb-e-Islami leader said government is sinking in corruption and states government is a “corporation”…. Hekmatyar slammed government for not sticking to its peace agreement with Hizb-e-Islami. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them was false. He said only 3,600,000 voters were real. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Abdullah said that declaring safe zones for terrorists who carry out terrorist attacks against the Afghan people is not logical. The ‘safe zones’ for the Taliban had been proposed by Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and it surfaced more during the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: A local media outlet reported that Mohaqqiq and Hekmatyar entered into verbal clash over electronic identity cards during the meeting. It happened after Mohaqqiq criticized the president for distribution of the cards and Hekmatyar stood in his defiance, based on the report which said that Hekmatyar quit the meeting shortly after the argument. Click here