Hekmatyar send out curse to democracy in AfghanistanHezb-e-Islami (HIA) led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is seeking to secure an active role in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

According to reports, Hekmatyar’s sons have recently visited Kabul and met with the presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai regarding the party’s future possible role in the country.

The visit by Hekmatyar’s sons, Jamaluddin and Habib-ur-Rehman comes as the election contenders are engaged in talks regarding the formation of a national unity government.

A senior Hezb-e-Islami (HIA) leader has confirmed that Jalamuddin and Habib-ur-Rehman have met with Dr. Ghani and other key leaders during their visit to Kabul.

The HIA leader further added that Hekmatyar sent his sons to ‘personally’ assure Ghani of the group’s support.

“We traveled to Kabul, met Dr Ghani and discussed certain matters, including the peace process,” Hekmatyar’s son Jamaluddin told The Express Tribune on Wednesday.

According to reports, Hezb-e-Islami leaders have held several talks with Ghani in recent months and both sides have formed committees to discuss future cooperation.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.