Security officials at Afghanistan Defense Ministry have stated we have no reliable information over the Hezb-i- Islami having active military bases or insurgency activities in the past year in Afghanistan.
But head of the Hezb-i- Islami delegation on peace deal negotiation saying Hezb-i- Islami has military bases in 28 provinces of Afghanistan but they were not active.
Afghanistan President had ordered the Afghanistan security departments not to target the Hezb-i- Islami military bases in Afghanistan and asking to launch efforts to pave the way for the Hezb-i- Islami fighters to collect their weapons for joining the peace process.
Ministry of Interior Affairs Spokesman Sediq Sediqee said,” We are responsible and committed to implement the President decree, but we don’t have exact information where the Hezb-i- Islami has military bases and how do they operate.”
Meanwhile Ministry of Defense Spokesman Dawlat Waziri has confirmed that Hezb-i- Islami has had no insurgency activities against the Government of Afghanistan in the past one year.
He said,” In the past they were not active, they were fighting against the International troops.”
Head of the peace deal negotiation of Hezb-i- Islami Mohammad Karim Amin said,” We military bases in 28 provinces of Afghanistan, We were asked not to fight against the Afghan Government for the past several years, yet to see the joining process to be started practically.”
“ In order to have clear joining process for Hezb-i- Islami fighters the President of Afghanistan has ordered the security forces to eliminate those who are trying to disrupt the process President Deputy Spokesman DawaKhan Menapal said.”
Hezb-i- Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has signed a peace deal with Afghanistan Government a month ago, according the statement of the members of that party the leader of Hezb-i- Islami will come to Afghanistan provided that the sanctions to be removed against him.
Reported by Bais Hayat