Hekmatyar lambasts leaders for anti-Afghan Govt. coalition

| Updated: Aug 06, 2017 22:29 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 6 (ANI): Former warlord and Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar lambasted leaders for forming new anti-government political coalitions to weaken the current government of Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan. Hekmatyar has expressed concerns over the leaders and senior officials in the government for engaging to form political coalition and showing their political muscle by threats, show of power, and rallies by their armed supporters. "Considering the internal situation of Afghanistan and its regional position, a strong central government is always a need along with a president who has full authorities, insisting that without this it would be difficult to ensure peace and bring stability in the country," Tolo News quoted Hekmatyar as saying. The remarks by Hekmatyar comes as efforts are underway by some key political figures, including General Abdul Rashi Dostum, Ata Mohammad Noor, and Mohammad Mohaqiq to formally declare the establishment of their new political coalition. The leaders of the new coalition to be announced are saying that the main aim behind their coalition is to prevent the country from falling into further crisis. The leader of Hezb-e-Islami questioned the power of Ghani government, saying when a president is even prevented from appointing a governor by the internal and external circles, how such a government would be able to eliminate violence and govern on the nation. He said billions of dollars have been embezzled, banks have been looted, hundreds of acres of land have been grabbed, and the government remains weak to try the perpetrators. (ANI)