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‘HIA against temporary govt formation’

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has opposed the proposed formation of a temporary government and said such formulas could not resolve the country’s crisis. A statement from HIA media wing said that Hekmatyar addressed HIA loyalists delegation from Logar Council.

Hekmatyar said agreement of all sides on temporary set up was not possible and the formula could not be implemented and could not resolve the country’s crisis. The HIA head said his party was against the formation of an interim government, adding all sides should agree on elections as a matter of principles and all political forces small or big should support it.

“We, a group of 37 political parties, have agreed on the national issue which is the conduct of free, fair and transparent Wolesi Jirga elections on time and under the watch of political parties to make sure the creation of a credible and acceptable parliament,” he said.

He said the HIA and other political parties stood by their decision and would never accept rigged elections. Elections related decisions of political parties were logical and they would never back down from their decisions.

The HIA head made it clear they did not want to be in clash with government but wanted coordination. He, however, warned some powerful circles within the government were trying to choose the path of confrontation and wanted their selective individuals to become Wolesi Jriga members and stop public representatives.

It is worth mentioning that jihadi leader and former minister Mohammad Ismael Khan has demanded the formation of a temporary military government to resolve the existing crisis and put the country on the path to progress.

 

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