Government Is Main Hurdle in Way of Peace: Hekmatyar

(Last Updated On: September 14, 2019)

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Leader of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan and a presidential candidate on Saturday claimed that the National Unity Government is the main hurdle in way of peace.

Speaking among dozens of women at a campaign rally in Kabul, Mr. Hekmatyar said that Afghans must decide for their country and should not let traitors to lead the country once again.

He expressed his concerns regarding the security situation, saying the country is experiencing its worst situation in the history.

According to Mr. Hekmatyar, the leaders of the National Unity Government are seeking their interest in continuation of the war.

Apparently referring to the leaders of the National Unity Government, he said others say that they have incomplete tasks and are seeking another term which means they want to kill the rest of the people of Afghanistan as well.

The leader of HIG also called on the Taliban insurgent group to express their readiness for an intra-Afghan negotiation as their negotiation with the Americans have failed.

This comes as the Afghan government announced on Saturday that peace efforts have been suspended until the presidential election which is due on September 28.

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