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Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar boycotts consultative peace Jirga
[KhaamaPress] The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
has boycotted the upcoming consultative peace Jirga (assembly of leaders) as a various prominent politicians have already boycotted the gathering, citing it as a move by the government to lobby for the upcoming presidential elections rather raising voices for reconciliation.

Sources close to Hekmatyar have confirmed that the leader of Hezb-e-Islami will not participate in the gathering.

In the meantime, reports indicate that that Mohammad Karim Khalili
...2nd vice president under Hamid Kharzai, finance minister for the Mujahideen government after the Soviets were driven out, and one of the leaders of the Hezb-e Wahdat political party of Hazaras...
has also boycotted the consultative peace Jirga.

This comes as the former President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
has warned the government to refrain from convening the consultative peace Jirga, emphasizing that the gathering is not favor of the country considering the current situation.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-04-28
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