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HIA demands greater authority in Afghan government: Balkh Governor

Thu Apr 26, 10:17 am

The role of Hizb-e-Islami (HIA) group was very effective in the peace process and if they joined the government peace process, the insecurity would drop by 50 percent in many parts of Afghanistan, Balkh Governor said on Wednesday.

The Governor of Balkh, Atta Muhammad Noor, said Gulbadin Hekmatyar was calling for greater influence and authority in the Afghan government.

The Afghan government has repeatedly asked Gulbadin Hekmatyar to renounce violence and play effective role in the country but he has been insisting on to have greater power in the government, he added.

Although the Taliban had marginalized the Hizb-e-Islami group like other Mujahedeen parties, but Gulbadin Hekmatyar had announced to combat against the United States and its allies if they attacked on Afghanistan.

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