Head of Hezb-e-Islami Engineer Gulbadin Hekmatyar in his recent video clip addressed the Taliban fighters telling them to shun violence since it only kills innocent Afghans.

Hekmatyar has told the Taliban that they-Hezb-e-Islami-have fought for the cause of Islam even prior to the Taliban’s birth.

The former warlord added that if the Taliban can prove the ongoing war to be in favor of Islam and the people of Afghanistan, they-Hezb-e-Islami will too join them. He reiterated that the current conflict is neither in the favor of Islam nor the people of Afghanistan.

“There is neither rational nor religious justification for continuation of war”, Hekmatyar added

He suggested, reconciliation, peace, intra-afghan talks and dialogue should be deemed as the ideal and rational means through which the goals should be pursued.

Gulbadin Hekmatyar by addressing the Taliban said, they-the Taliban- can achieve nothing but demolition and killing civilians by persisting in the ongoing war, thus they have to shun it.

Earlier, former president Hamid Karzai also said that the Taliban with their current territorial gains can achieve nothing. He in similar call on both the Taliban and Afghan government said, the current opportunity for peace must be seized not wasted.

It comes as 11-member delegation led by head of High Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah is due to visit Doha next Friday. The delegation also includ Hamid Karzai and Gulbadin Hekmatyar.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.